In this edition of Stupid Criminals, we find a criminal who gets caught thanks to his love of Thin Mint Girl Scout Cookies.

According to the Hemet, California Police Department, a task force on gangs tried to stop 31-year-old Joseph Kopff for a motorcycle code violation in Hemet last week, but he sped off.

He wound up hitting 100 miles-an-hour, so the cops called off the chase for safety reasons.

But as he was speeding away, they noticed he threw something in the bushes.

When they checked out what it was, they found a box of Thin Mints.  There was even a note with a phone number on the box that said "call if you want more cookies."

So the police called the number, found an adult who was helping sell the Girl Scout Cookies, and asked her if a guy on a motorcycle had just bought the Thin Mints.

She said yes, and that she could identify him.

Meanwhile, some other police found the motorcycle at a trailer park, and took Joseph into custody because they were pretty sure he was the guy riding it.  When the woman from the Girl Scouts confirmed they were right, he was arrested.

Now he's facing a charge of felony reckless evading.


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