Whenever we can, “06880” likes to provide public service. We also like to follow up on our stories, and tie up loose ends.
This post does all that.
Last month, a man who epitomizes the word “slimeball” posed as a wedding guest at the Inn at Longshore. He stole an ornamental bird cage used to collect congratulatory cash and checks.
He might have thought that was a bright idea. But he was not bright enough to realize there were video cameras in the lobby.
After “06880” — and many other media outlets — published photos of this lowlife, citizens responded. The Westport Police received “numerous” tips, identifying Frank Burnett of Mansfield, Connecticut as the suspect.
Our detectives did their job. They learned Burnett had attended a different Longshore wedding weeks earlier, and returned to commit the crime.
Burnett surrendered to Westport police yesterday. He was charged with larceny in the 4th degree, and posted $2,000 bond.
No word on whether the newlyweds have gotten their gifts back.