Criminals caught thanks to trail of macaroni salad

Mugshots of, from left, Timothy S. Walker Jr., Matthew P. Sapetko and James P. Marullo, after they were apprehended Sunday, May 10, 2015 for allegedly burglarizing a western New York restaurant. (Photos courtesy of Livingston County Sheriff’s Office)

LIVINGSTON COUNTY, N.Y. (MEDIA GENERAL) – It didn’t take long for deputies of the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office in western New York to apprehend three criminals on Sunday, May 10, 2015.

According to a report from the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, three suspected burglars were apprehended Sunday afternoon thanks to a trail of clues.

Deputies responded to a burglary at Build-A-Burger Restaurant in Mt. Morris at approximately 6:30 a.m. after the owners reported a cash register and surveillance system were missing.

Deputies followed clues to a nearby hiking trail where they found “cash register parts, surveillance system parts, rubber gloves, loose change and a steady trail of macaroni salad,” the Democrat & Chronicle said.

According to a police statement, “It was later discovered that the suspects stole a large bowl of macaroni salad, which they took turns eating along their escape route.”

The three men, Matthew P. Sapetko, Timothy S. Walker Jr., and James P. Marullo, were charged with third-degree burglary, third-degree criminal mischief and fourth-degree grand larceny.

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