East Texas Thief Caught Um…Red-Lipped
1. It's not a good idea to rob a house.
2. If you're going to rob a house it's probably not a good idea to help yourself to the Chef Boyardee Ravioli in the cabinet before you leave.
This happened in Lakeport, south of Longview and east of Kilgore recently and the story has made it from local TV all the way to the Huffington Post.
Michael Don Mitchell was arrested on charges of breaking into a home in Lakeport, and stealing about $87 in cash. While he was in the house, the police report says Mitchell also helped himself to a can of soup, but he was caught in the act. The arresting officer noted that Mitchell had spaghetti sauce on his lips and mouth, "consistent with the sauce used in Chef Boyardee raviolis."
Mitchell awaits more court appearances in Gregg County.