How a Trail of Dropped Lottery Tickets Led Police to a Suspected Robber

When police arrived at the scene, they noticed the trail of tickets leading away into the woods.

A trail of dropped lottery tickets led police to a suspected robber who burglarized a Tennessee gas station on early Monday. 

Officers were alerted to a break-in at a Mapco gas station outside downtown Nashville at just before 2 a.m., according to WKRN. When they arrived, they noticed broken glass and lotto tickets strewn about, leading away from the station. 

Police followed the trail to the woods, where they discovered a man who they say then tried to run from them, WKRN reported. 

The man, who was not identified, was later taken into police custody.

He's not the first person to be apprehended thanks to a dropped lottery ticket. In October, an alleged bank robber was arrested after leaving behind a ticket at the scene of the heist.