The Case of the Liquor Store LotharioNenov Brothers Images/Shutterstock
Scottish shoplifter Aron Morrison was picked up after pinching a bottle of vodka from a liquor store. It didn’t take Sherlock Holmes to find Morrison, though.
What he left behind: His name and phone number with the clerk after asking her out on a date. He seems like the type to use these 34 ridiculous excuses real people used to get out of work.
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Graham Price of South Wales ripped off the bank where he worked, but he wasn’t completely duplicitous.
What he left behind: This note in the safe: “Borrowed, seven million pounds”—signed “Graham Price.”