A man, who police describe as a "transient," robbed a house in Roseville, California, but as he was stealing video game equipment he accidently dropped his wallet at the crime scene. The story began for police at 7:30 am on April 12, when they responded to a burglar alarm that had been tripped at a house on Ajay Drive. The occupants were not home at the time. When police arrived they noticed that someone had broken a back window to gain entry into the home. According to Dee Dee Gunther of the Roseville Police Department, whoever broke in stole "video game equipment."
Spooked by the alarm, the suspect apparently fled the scene of the crime with great expedience, but in his quest to get away he dropped his wallet outside the home he had just robbed. The wallet contained his identification. Oops! It didn't take long for police to catch up with him. At around 10:00 am that same morning Roseville police found the suspect walking along Vernon Street near D Street, carrying the bag of video game equipment he had stolen.
Police arrested 27-year-old Richard Otis Perry, who they describe as a "transient out of Citrus Heights," on suspicion of burglary. Perry remains in custody at the Placer County Jail in lieu of $30,000 bail. Gunther said that all of the stolen items were returned to the victim.
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