ANNAPOLIS, Md., Aug. 12 (UPI) -- Police in Maryland said a woman accidentally solved her own burglary when she came across a garage sale offering her pilfered possessions.
Anne Arundel County police said the woman, who had been living with her daughter for several months due to a foreclosure on her home, found out Thursday the house had been burglarized. She went to the home Monday to make a list of the missing items, The Baltimore Sun reported Wednesday.
On the way there, the two women spotted a yard sale at a neighbor's house hosted by a man wearing one of the victim's stolen T-shirts, police said.
The women investigated further and discovered all of the items at the yard sale were from the victim's house and called police. The man admitted the items were not his, but claimed they were sold to him for $100 in a man driving in aqua-colored pickup truck. Police said they suspect the man stole the items from the woman's house, thinking it had been abandoned.
Police said they found $25,000 worth of the victim's possessions on the man's property.
David Anthony Perticone, 46, was arrested and charged with burglary and theft. He released from jail on $80,000 bail.