Virginia a thief caught with the help of a lost shoe, police say

The police know Samuel Bucey, with the support of a shoe found at the scene of a so-called break-in.

(Fairfax County Police Department/Fox 5)

It didn’t take long for the other shoe to drop.

Fairfax County police arrested a man after tracking him down with a shoe, they said that he left on the scene of a so-called break-in.

Officers told Fox 5 that Samuel Bucey, 33, was caught breaking into a truck Tuesday night in the parking lot of a TownePlace Suites hotel in Springfield.

As he fled the scene, police said, one of his shoes fell off. An officer later spotted Bucey on the bike — and wearing only one shoe.

The officer, who allegedly fits in the shoe left behind at the hotel for one Bucey wore, and he was arrested and charged with destruction of property, grand larceny and possession of a firearm by a nonviolent felon, Fox 5 reported.

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