Newspaper carrier alerts Tennessee cops to smash-and-grab robbery

March 13, 2015
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The good citizenship of America’s newspaper carriers goes on, despite the public’s mysterious failure to recognize these noble servants.

On February 28, a tragically unnamed newspaper carrier from Maryland, Tennessee noticed that someone had broken open the front door of the city’s Plantation Market and promptly warned the police that a crime may have occurred. Sure enough, police officers discovered that someone had entered the store and stolen 95 cartons of cigarettes valued at $4,750.

According to The Daily Times, Maryville’s daily newspaper, police investigators followed tracks in the snow from the market, through a nearby car wash, to a discarded soda can. That and the store’s video footage led them to local resident Donald Eugene Mashburn II, whom they arrested and charged with burglary.

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