Burglar foiled by trail of blood

A burglar was caught after he cut his hand during a break-in and left a trail of blood from the scene of the crime to his front door, police said.

Workers at Lincare in the 100 block of Park Street called police about 8 a.m. Thursday when they discovered someone had broken a skylight in the roof of the building, said Lt. Ray Saylo of the Carson City Sheriff's Department. The burglar apparently rummaged through items inside and left empty- but bloody-handed.

When officers arrived to investigate, Saylo said, they discovered a trail of blood that went from the business, down Park Street, across Carson Street and led to a home in the 1500 block of Curry Street.

A 14-year-old boy there admitted his involvement, according to Saylo, and was taken to Carson-Tahoe Hospital, where he received stitches for the injury to his hand.

"He went there for the laughing gas, but there wasn't any. I guess the laugh's on him," Saylo said.


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