A trail of macaroni salad helped police officers capture three suspects involved in a burglary in western New York.
Livingston County deputies were called to a Build-A-Burger in Mount Morris Sunday morning after the owner reported that a surveillance system and a cash register had been stolen, WHAM reported.
Investigators were able to find evidence along the Greenway Trail in the Village of Mount Morris. In addition to expected evidence, including cash register parts and surveillance system parts, there was a trail of macaroni salad.
“It was later discovered that the suspects stole a large bowl of macaroni salad, which they took turns eating, along their escape route,” the sheriff’s office said in a statement.
The evidence lead to the arrests of Matthew Sapetko, 34, James Marullo, 35, and Timothy Walker, 23. All three men have been charged with burglary, criminal mischief and grand larceny.
Walker is also facing charges for criminal possession of a controlled substance and criminal possession of a hypodermic instrument. He and Sapetko are being held in Livingston County Jail on $7,500 cash bail.
Marullo is being held without bond due to prior felony convictions.
Most of the stolen items were found at one of the suspects’ homes, according to reports.