Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Camera Trap Snares Man Allegedly Leaving Bizarre Trinkets for Neighbor

IA - A West Des Moines man who for five years has allegedly been leaving raw meat, dolls and other trinkets on a neighbor’s property has been caught on film and now faces harassment charges, according to police.

The victim, a 45-year-old woman, first reported to police in 2007 that someone was depositing odd items — a plastic bag containing raw meat, a Christmas ornament and small dolls, for example — on her property... Last fall, police installed a trail camera, commonly used to track deer and other wildlife, in hopes of catching the suspect in the act.
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Last week, the woman reported to police she had watched via the camera as the suspect left items on a fire hydrant, including food, Vaseline petroleum jelly, paper clips, a tape measure, a plastic container full of what appears to be motor oil and two caulking tubes...

The investigation is continuing.