September 28, 2023
Alexander Tanel Smith

A housebreaking suspect was arrested after the Chicago Bulls jersey he was sporting enabled legislation enforcement to attach him to the scene of the crime.

Alexander Tanel Smith, 33, who’s homeless, was arrested Wednesday by Lake County sheriff’s deputies on expenses of armed housebreaking, grand theft and resisting arrest.

A home-owner in rural Woman Lake heard noises within the wee hours Sunday coming from the rear of his residence. The home-owner observed that lights he usually retains illuminated had been turned off, in accordance with an arrest report. The home-owner additionally obtained a name from a witness who knowledgeable him “there was somebody going by his home.”

Deputies arrived on the scene and noticed Smith, who was sporting a reflective vest over a Chicago Bulls jersey. He had been carrying gadgets out of the house and he was ordered to drop them. He dropped the gadgets to the bottom and commenced to flee on foot. He additionally dropped a pocketknife earlier than operating away. A Okay-9 and a helicopter had been known as in to assist within the search, however Smith evaded seize.

Photographs had been captured on the scene of the housebreaking which confirmed that Smith was sporting a Chicago Bulls jersey. Smith had been sporting the identical jersey in a reserving picture on July 9.

He was arrested three days after the housebreaking, because of the jersey which linked him to the scene of the crime. He was booked on the Lake County Jail on $28,000 bond.