HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (AP) — The blue sneakers were the subject of the crime. But it was a Long Island man's red underwear that led him into the hands of police.
Police say 18-year-old Taykim Ross stole $200, electronics and Air Jordan sneakers from an apartment Monday and stopped in the backyard to try on the new kicks. That's when a neighbor snapped a photo of him with red boxers visible above his jeans.
Hempstead Village Officer Russell Harris says he was returning after a canvass of the neighborhood when he noticed someone taking garbage out. He saw someone bending over with "bright red underwear."
Turns out, it was an exact match.
Harris was arraigned on a burglary charge Tuesday and was conditionally released to probation. He was represented by a lawyer from Legal Aid, which doesn't comment on pending cases.