Leaving Evidence

I’m a state trooper in Alaska, and I’ve been called to investigate many cases of moose poaching. Some we solved because of the carelessness of the criminals who have left behind incriminating evidence such as a boot print or, in one memorable case, a wallet complete with the poacher’s driver’s license.

But one culprit, we thought, left no clues at all—until we saw the clear imprint of his license plate when he backed his vehicle up against a snowbank.