Police follow snowy footprints to make Brooklyn arrest

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MIDWOOD, Brooklyn (PIX11) – Footprints in the snow led to an arrest after multiple cars were broken into during the snowstorm.

The NYPD’s 70th Precinct tweeted Tuesday, “Rule #1 dont break



into cars during snow storm leaving your tracks-PO Papaleo & @FlatbushShomrim captured perp #NYPD.”

Police got a call from members of the Shomrim, a community patrol group, after a witnesses tipped them to a suspicious man breaking into cars around 4:00 a.m. Tuesday, according to The Jewish Reporter.

The Flatbush Shomrim began hunting for him, and noticed a clear set of footprints through the snow for half a mile down East 27th Street.

The patrolmen caught up with the man and called police, who arrested the man for unauthorized use of a vehicle and possession of an open container.