18-year-olds Wesley Moore (left), Devin Grothe (middle), and Austin Jordan are all accused of breaking into a Little League clubhouse and stealing candy in the wee hours of the morning. Image by Fresno Police Department via KMJ NOW.
It may sound like something straight out of a Scooby-Doo episode, but it ended up being a real-life scenario that three Central Valley teens faced moments before getting booked into the Fresno County Jail.
It should be of no surprise to anyone that the act of STEALING candy, or stealing anything else for that matter, could get you arrested. In one extreme case, a New Orleans man even faced up to 20 years in prison for stealing $31 worth of highly-coveted sweets! (Click here to read more on this bizarre case).
But for the Fresno police officers that arrested three 18-year-old candy thieves early Friday Morning on May 13th, 2016, they were likely surprised that it was not a pair of footprints, as per Scooby-Doo fashion, that led to their arrests, but a trail of stolen candy instead!
The Fresno police didn’t need Scooby and the gang to solve this mystery. Image Source.
Fresno police were called to the scene of the crime around 2AM when a resident complained about three young men arguing loudly by the Riverpark Little League Facility in Fresno, CA.
Riverpark Little League Facility in Fresno, CA. Image Source.
Upon arriving to the scene, they followed a trail of carelessly and unintentionally discarded pieces of candy that led them to the three young perpetrators. One tried to run, but his efforts were futile and he was caught soon after.
In the end, the stolen property was returned, the suspects were booked, and business continued as usual for the little league!