Order of potato wedges leads police to truck thieves

Credit: DaytonDailyNews

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Truck thieves thwarted by order of potato wedges

Credit: DaytonDailyNews

A couple of truck thieves would have gotten away if not for an order of potato wedges, police said.

A Dodge Ram pickup truck was stolen in February, KIMA reported.

The truck was later found and returned to its owner. While cleaning and inspecting the vehicle, the owner found a receipt for an order of potato wedges from Walmart. The date on the receipt was the same day the truck had been stolen.

Investigators tracked down security footage at the Walmart location. Video showed a man and woman parking the stolen truck and buying potato wedges inside the store, KIMA reported.

Police recognized the suspects as Elizabeth Paradis, 24, and Erin Bradley Dunleavy from a prior arrest for burglary, KIMA reported.

Dunleavy, 25, was arrested and charged with possession of a stolen vehicle.

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