The smartest burglars EVER
Apparently the young men pictured above, when not doing Nobel prize-winning research in physics and economics and applying for their MENSA memberships, ran a fiendishly clever cat burglarly ring right here in Ramsey county. Think Cary Grant in To Catch a Thief, only twice as debonaire and thrice as nimble and elusive. Apparently, for the future benefit of humanity, they liked to videotape their cunning exploits. But, not unlike Icarus flying a bit too close to the sun, hubris eventually got the best of these godlike man-boys.
Yep, you guessed it: the local constabulary got their mitts on the tape. The Strib reports:
A sheriff's deputy came across the tape in a stolen video camera that was recovered from a stolen car early Sunday morning in Vadnais Heights after a car chase and crash.Priceless to investigators? Oh Bob Fletcher, you simply have no idea how priceless such video is us here at the Scooby Doo Mansion as well. Which is why guests of the mansion can click here to see it for their own bad selves.
The driver and a passenger fled on foot, eluding the deputy. But in the vehicle, one of two stolen last month in Maplewood, the deputy found a trove from the burglaries.
In the video, the suspects are seen at a basketball court, playing video games and trying to rap. The images are priceless to investigators, Fletcher said.
"Without this piece of evidence, this crime would not be solved," he said.
Authorities were looking for a stolen red Dodge Intrepid with Minnesota license plate LUS 835. Anyone with information about the burglaries is asked to call 651-484-3366.