Tip for burglars: Don’t wear a garment printed with your name and the place where you work when committing a crime.
Better still: Don’t wear that outfit while ransacking a building where you used to be an employee.
Yup. Police in Latrobe, Pa., a city near Pittsburgh, say Joshua Jording broke into the Unity Township taxi company where he used to work — sporting a hoodie stenciled with his first name and his new company, according to local media.
And now Jording, 26, of Latrobe, faces a preliminary hearing on burglary, theft and related charges December 14, according to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.
“I had to chuckle a little bit, because you never know who you’re dealing with, I guess,” Veteran’s Cab owner Lou Falbo told local TV station WTAE after viewing surveillance video.
The video showed Jording clad in a blue hoodie with the name “Josh” on it and the name of his new employer, a pest control company.
“The face looked familiar,” Falbo added. “Once I saw the sweatshirt and the name on it, it made it all the more clear who it was.”
State police then searched Jording’s home and found the shirt, as well as two guns and two smartphones taken during the December 2 burglary, WTAE reported. Officers say they also found marijuana and drug paraphernalia.
Jording is free on bond, according to the Tribune-Review. The Associated Press said he didn’t immediately respond to a Facebook message and that it could not immediately locate a listed phone number for him. WTAE said no one answered the door at Jording’s Latrobe home on Monday afternoon.
Although Falbo said he found the incident amusing in some ways, he also has some disappointment. “When he was here,” he told the station, “we tried to help him in some ways with some advances of money and stuff that he paid back. But, you never know. You try to be trustful, and it makes it tough sometimes.”
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