Petty thief fled supermarket, forgot his son: German police

BERLIN (AP) — Police in Germany say they had an easy time tracking down a petty thief, after he forgot his own son at the scene of the crime.

Bautzen police said last Saturday that the 29-year-old suspect ran off when the EUR5 (USD5.65) worth of goods he was trying to steal triggered an alarm at a supermarket check-out last Friday.

Police said the man’s eight-year-old son was left behind “and so the culprit was quickly identified.” The suspect, a German, also managed to fall over during his escape, ending the day in hospital, police said.