Photo courtesy of Pennsylvania State Police
State police in Pennsylvania say a trespassing suspect used his own credit card to jimmy open a garage door, then left it behind when the homeowner suddenly appeared and startled him.
The important clue helped police arrest 41-year-old Brent Henry, of East Butler, on Saturday in Clay Township.
Police tell the Butler Eagle that Henry used the card to pick the lock at a friend’s mobile home.
Police say the homeowner heard a noise and caught Henry, who ran away but left the credit card behind.
Police say Henry told them he planned to take some gasoline for another friend’s car…
Henry faces a preliminary hearing on criminal trespass and other charges…
Well, he probably wasn’t picking a lock; but, forcing a spring lock. A credit card is about the right size and strength for that. You can learn that from old TV shows.
I didn’t think anyone did that anymore. A good way to screw up a credit card.