April 14, 2009

Police: Theft foiled by mud

Police in Kansas City, Mo., said three men were arrested after the skid-steer loader they were allegedly trying to steal became stuck in the mud.

Investigators said the skid-steer loader was found stuck in the mud at the construction site and officers followed scrape marks left on the street to a trailer that had been towed by the suspects' vehicle, the Kansas City Star reported Tuesday.

Officers found an empty truck nearby where the trailer was discovered and the men were found hiding in a nearby field after a police dog was called to the scene.