The most important thing when committing a crime is NOT attracting attention to yourself. And yet, some criminals just can't help it.
Two men in their 30s were arrested in Florida last Thursday for allegedly committing multiple burglaries. They were caught because their truck didn't have a license plate . . . it just had a cardboard sign that said "Stolen Tag."
The police say the pickup was spotted by witnesses outside several houses where the burglaries occurred . . . specifically people noticed the sign.
The police were alerted, and they were able to track down the truck and pull it over. When they searched it, they found stolen items including jewelry, as well as a handgun.
The men are facing multiple charges of grand theft and burglary, and it isn't the first time. The men have previous convictions for theft on their records. Now they'll be able to make real license plates.
(You can find video of the traffic stop, here. Sadly, it doesn't include a close-up shot of the cardboard sign.)