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HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (AP) — The blue sneakers were the subject of the crime. But it was a Long Island man’s red underwear that led him into the hands of police.

Police tell Newsday that 18-year-old Taykim Ross stole $200, electronics and Air Jordan sneakers from an apartment Monday and stopped in the backyard to try on the new kicks. That’s when a neighbor snapped a photo of him with red boxers visible above his jeans.

Hempstead Village Officer Russell Harris says he was returning after a canvass of the neighborhood when he noticed someone taking garbage out in his mirror. Harris says he saw someone bending over with “bright red underwear.”

Turns out, it was an exact match of the photo.

Ross will be arraigned Tuesday. It’s unclear if he has an attorney.

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2 thoughts on “Long Island Burglar’s Red Underwear Leads to Police Arrest

  1. specialt757 on said:

    Go get a job and stop taking ish that don’t belong to you. 18 y.o. already in the criminal justice system, won’t be able to find a job, end up a career criminal, and become institutionalized, non-productive burden on society. These kids need real male role models, someone that can teach them that they have other options. Meet one, teach one! It starts with each one of us.

  2. Linda on said:

    That’s what these young guys get for having their pants dragging around their ankles.
    They cannot even run from the cops because they will have to hold their britches up
    while also trying to run.

    In addition, if you must have them dragging-please wear clean underwear. I hate seeing guys with dirty banded drawers!!!!!

    Or wear black that way no one even knows whether they are dirty or not.

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