Police: Wieners point to prime gun-theft suspect
March 10, 2009 • 7:37 pm
By J.R. Absher
Authorities in Bridgewater, NJ believe the three men arrested for stealing eight guns from a home in the city’s Finderne section on March 3 committed the burglary by distracting the homeowner’s devoted (but hungry) Labrador retriever, intentionally scattering pieces of raw hotdogs around the home and property.
Police say they were led to the primary suspect in the case after reviewing surveillance video from the Finderne Twin City Supermarket, where he allegedly purchased the hot dogs used to divert the Lab from paying attention to the trio’s nefarious activities.
The Star-Ledger reports that Ronald Elizondo, 20, and 18-year-olds Adrian McCoy and Tyshiune Haskins were charged with second-degree burglary, conspiracy to commit burglary, unlawful possession of a handgun and other offenses, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Wayne Forrest. Bail was set at $50,000.
Among the items reported stolen were three shotguns, two rifles, three handguns and ammunition, along with other items of value. The firearms were legally owned by the burglary victim.