Monday, March 05, 2007

Scavenging your way to jail

Down in Laredo, the kids may call it a scavenger hunt. But the authorities just call it stealing.

From the Express-News:

Police realized a rogue operation was in effect after an officer pulled over a speeder at about 12:30 a.m. Saturday, police spokesman Juan Rivera said.

"He found a stop sign — which they obviously weren't supposed to have — a garden hose and a bunch of other stuff," Rivera said.

The students confessed, and that, combined with noise complaints from residents, led officers to an empty lot that was the meeting spot.

The Police Department assembled a team of officers to watch the lot and arrested students as they stopped by.


The biggest item on the scavenger hunt list — which no one got — was a giant globe that serves as a centerpiece at Texas A&M International University, several students said.

They arrested 40 students, all told.

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