A teenager in Utah was arrested on suspicion of burglary after police say he left his homework at the crime scene.
Orem police say that they tracked a USB drive found at the burglarized home to Dallas Naljahih.
They say that the computer hard drive contained his homework and was in a backpack abandoned in the backyard.
A 75-year-old man and his wife reported their home had been burglarized early Saturday. The husband says he was woken up by a light in his office, and found a man who was looking through a desk.
The 18-year-old suspect punched the man and fled on foot.
Police said that Naljahih left the backpack in his hurry to leave.
‘A lot of times when people are committing crimes and are caught in the middle of it, the first instinct is to run – and they forget things,’ Sgt Craig Martinez said.
Naljahih writes on his Facebook page that he loves ‘to play sports and keep people happy.’
Sgt Martinez said that Naljahih was found passed out and visibly drunk when they found him at his home.
A camera that had been stolen from the home was also discovered.
Sgt Martinez said Naljahih was booked on several charges, including burglary of a residence (a felony), theft, assault, illegal consumption by a minor and possession of drug paraphernalia.
He remained held in jail on $10,000 bail.