Here’s a close-up of the front page of the Lewiston Tribune (a newspaper in Lewiston, Idaho). Note the two pictures, which are for different stories: one of a guy making a Christmas sign, the other being surveillance camera footage of a thief. Do you see something odd that connects the two otherwise-unrelated pictures?
Luckily someone at the local police read the paper, put two and two together and made the arrest. The story is here.
(I have a question: Why didn’t the photo editor or layout people at the paper figure it out?)
Depending on your point of view, the lesson to be learned from this incident could be:
- When committing a crime, don’t wear clothing that would easily identify you.
- Sometimes the solution to a problem is to rearrange the given information.
[Found via Miss Fipi Lele and Very Short List.]