A masked burglar broke into the Richard B. Russell Federal Building in downtown Atlanta, GA. Apparently he ransacked much of the building over the course of a couple days, covering several floors and stealing many items in this crime spree. No one was injured in the buglaries.

On the 14th floor of the facility he stole half an apple and left distinctly traceable footprints across a set of federal memos. On the 10th floor he stole a bunch of chocolate chip cookies, and ripped off a sandwich left in a 9th floor office. Way up on the 23rd floor, a package of dried soup was ripped open and emptied or its contents.

From the clues left at the scenes, a court clerk created a wanted poster from what he believed the perpetrator looked like. An alarm system or hidden camera was not required in to solve this case. Instead, a private company was called into the scene that specializes in this type of break-ins and a trap baited with tuna fish was placed in a ceiling compartment that was expected to be one of the locations of his next hit.

Luckily it did not take too long leaving the fragrant tuna in the ceiling tiles, as the burglar could not resist the temptation over the weekend. On Monday when people came back to work, a judicial assistant heard a noise overhead. Two of the workers carefully removed the ceiling tiles and apprehended the trapped suspect.

From the evidence left at the scene, it was later determined that the heating system may have been compromised from outside the building. In honor of the building’s namesake, the office workers dubbed the suspect “Russell.”

In lieu of incarceration, “We’re going to see if we can get him turned loose on a farm somewhere,” said the building manager. “We’re going to take him a long way from this building.”

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