Thief tip #117: when stealing a lawnmower and truck, keep your pants on.
When police responded to a Saturday morning call concerning a garage burglary on the 3500 block of Cyprus Court, they had plenty of evidence to work with.
Officers found a trail of stolen property through a residence's backyard onto neighboring properties, according to police spokeswoman Tarah Heupel.
Included in the discarded loot: the alleged thief's pants, including an ID card in the pocket.
Police arrested Travis Spotted Wolf, 21, of Kyle for third-degree burglary, possession of stolen property, grand theft and a parole violation, Heupel said.
When police arrived at a Woodlawn Drive residence where Spotted Wolf was staying, they found the suspect along with the missing Suburban and lawn mower.
Police are "not sure how or why the pants came off," Heupel said.