Cheetos trail leads to burglary suspect

Opened bag of snacks leaves trail leading to front porch

Published On: Jan 11 2013 09:44:04 AM CST   Updated On: Jan 12 2013 07:59:23 AM CST

Chester Cheetah got a burglary suspect busted in South Carolina.

Austin Lee Westfall Presler, 19, was arrested on charges of second-degree burglary this week after deputies in Kershaw County used a trail of Cheetos to track him to a convenience store break-in, Columbia TV station WLTX reported.

Police said Presler shattered the front glass of the Cassett Country Store and stole beer, cigarettes, snacks and energy drinks on Sunday.

He wasn't on the lam long.

Presler apparently opened a bag of Cheetos that spilled on the floor and left a trail leading to his front porch, according to

Deputies said they found Presler inside with the stolen items.