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Accused Fayetteville thief caught with pants down

Posted October 3, 2011

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— A Fayetteville man was implicated in the theft of copper piping from a local home after authorities said they found his pants at the crime scene.

Elmer Leon Spears Jr., 19, of 1429 McArthur Road, was arrested Monday and charged with felony breaking and entering, felony larceny and felony possession of stolen goods. He was being held in the Cumberland County jail under a $70,000 bond.

Someone broke into a home on the 6700 block of Agnes Scott Court on Aug. 11 and stole copper piping and a gas line, valued at $4,420, from a utility closet, authorities said. Investigators said they found a pair of pants with Spears' driver’s license in a pocket inside the house.

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  • RB aka Spirit Warrior Woman Oct 4, 2011

    Finally...what in the world!!!

  • RB aka Spirit Warrior Woman Oct 4, 2011

    RW - "(OR PUT SOMEONE ELSE'S ID IN UR POCKET LOL)"

    What I've been trying to post is...

    I'm sure a defense attorney is considering that angle right now.

    This is the third time I've posted this and it keeps disappearing.

  • RB aka Spirit Warrior Woman Oct 4, 2011

    CAN'T BELIEVE THE GOLO MODS WON'T POST MY COMMENTS.

    WHERE'S JODI?

    THERE IS ABSOLUTELY NOTHING WRONG WITH WHAT I'VE BEEN POSTING.

  • 2gurlz2boyzMom Oct 4, 2011

    here's your sign....
    hey if you're gonna steal something, and leave your pants... take ur id out...(OR PUT SOMEONE ELSE'S ID IN UR POCKET LOL)

  • NRAalltheway Oct 4, 2011

    Looks like he needed some "Elmer" glue.

  • RB aka Spirit Warrior Woman Oct 4, 2011

    Didn't he feel a breeze?

  • Z Man Oct 4, 2011

    I hate when that happens!

  • injesuswecanwin Oct 4, 2011

    That's one for America's dumbest criminals.

  • dsalter Oct 4, 2011

    I guess he didn't participate in the sack race at school on field day...if they had it, to gain experience. A lesson learned, is that trying to look cool while stealing copper does have it's draw backs. Maybe he'll go to long suspenders to help hold them up next time.

  • nonemeant Oct 4, 2011

    "I searched all over. . . couldn't find my pants. I looked high and low . . . still couldn't find my pants."

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