Nose of the law helps catch suspect

May 7, 2008 5:12:36 AM PDT
It's not the long arm of the law that helped catch the suspect -- but the nose of the law.

Police in Bremerton, Washington, report an officer smelled chocolate on the breath of a 15-year-old boy accused of swiping candy bars.

Authorities say the kid first denied stealing the candy from a store, but the boy's breath gave him away.

Police say the boy confessed after witnesses ID'd him.

He told officers he was hungry and stole the candy for the thrill of it.