Michael Williams convicted of stealing Hot Pockets two months after stealing a puppy
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|Depending on your opinion of Hot Pockets, you might say Williams (left) has good taste when it comes to stealing things.|
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The 20-year-old Fergus Falls resident faces 10 years of supervised probation and over $2,700 in fines after pleading guilty to second-degree burglary on December 3. Police cracked the case after Williams failed to dispose of incriminating snack-food wrappers.
From the Fergus Falls Journal:
According to Otter Tail County Court records, Michael Wayne Williams, 20, broke into a trailer home, allegedly with the help of two others, and stole a 32-inch Vizio TV, video games and an economy size pack of Hot Pockets May 28.
The stolen items were left in a storage unit overnight before Williams and one other person drove to Pawn America in Fargo and sold the TV for $125.
Williams was friends with the victim's former roommate, and police discovered Hot Pocket wrappers in a Jewel Motel room Williams had been renting.
A man called Fergus Falls police around 2:45 p.m., reporting that he observed Michael Wayne Williams break into his home at 1668 County Road 111. Williams allegedly kicked in a door and took a puppy from the residence.What's next, stealing someone's plants? Or maybe Williams could use some silverware?
Williams was located by police at a relative's home. The puppy was recovered, and Williams was arrested for second degree burglary. Though police said Williams had past contact with the burglarized home's resident (even staying at the address for a short time), Williams reportedly would not discuss his motivations with officers.