Saitama police used footprints to ID thief's shoes
An alleged burglar was identified and caught by the police last June due to his footwear ? a pair of pink Hello Kitty-branded sandals. According to the report, police matched footprints found at the scene of burglaries to the sandals. Later, police in Saitama prefecture east of Tokyo spotted 36-year-old truck driver Masakazu Kanda wearing the shoes and questioned him, making the arrest after finding him in possession of a screwdriver thought to be used in the thefts.
The police allege that Kanda was involved in 452 burglaries between 2004 and 2010, involving a total of 55.5 million yen (approximately US$678,154.50).
Source: The Japan Times