A police department in Ohio is giving a big thanks to this winter weather for helping them solve a crime.
Officers in Whitehall responded to a burglar alarm at a church early Tuesday morning.
They say the thief, 22 year-old James Green, broke a window and stole an X-box from a kids playroom.
But he made the mistake of walking half a mile through the fresh powdered snow.
Officers followed the trail of footprints to his home a block away and found the stolen X-Box in the living room.
Green was arrested within an hour and confessed to committing the crime.
Footprints in snow lead police to burglar in Ohio