A day after burglarizing a Super 8 Motel in New Orleans, 56-year-old Kevin Jones failed as he attempted to break into the same hotel again, while wearing shoes stolen in his previous heist.
According to the 37-year-old manager of the hotel, the first break-in occurred on September 30, when Jones broke into a shed in the rear of the Super 8 Motel’s property.
The following day, on October 1, Jones returned to the scene of the crime in an attempt to pilfer more goods from the very same shed. Police say that Jones was trying to use a screwdriver to break in.
The manger of the hotel startled Jones when he happened upon him in his burglary attempt, prompting him to flee the scene. However, Jones fell and sustained minor injuries after failing to scale a nearby fence.
Police arrived shortly after and found Jones with multiple injuries from his fall. Authorities apprehended the would-be serial burglar without any incident, and took him to a nearby hospital for treatment.
The police charged Jones with attempted simple burglary and possession of stolen property — because he had been wearing shoes he’d stolen in his previous attempt.
Perhaps if Jones hadn’t earned some instant karma, or if he had decided to wear more appropriate footwear, he might not have tripped on the fence, or been caught for his previous break-in.