BERLIN (Reuters) - A thief in Germany was arrested after he tried to sell a garden mower online to the man he had stolen it from, police said Wednesday.
“The owner went to inspect the goods and recognized the mower as his own,” said a spokesman for police in the southern town of Tuebingen. “Then he left and told police.”
Officers confronted the 46-year-old suspect, who confessed to stealing the mower from a shed in February. He later put it for sale on internet auction site eBay, the spokesman said.
Reporting by Dave Graham, editing by Mark Trevelyan