Police catch candy thief with garbage can filled with sweets

MADISON, Wis. - A 55-year-old man is in custody after Madison Police say he tried stealing $500 worth of candy.

Officers were called out to the 3300 block of Milwaukee Street around 11:15 p.m.  Neighbors in that area near the intersection of Milwaukee Street and Stoughton Road called in with reports of a man breaking into a car.

Police found a man matching the suspect description about a mile away, carrying a garbage can.  Inside the trash can, officers found $500 worth of candy that had been taken from the car, which is owned by a candy distributor.

The man was arrested and taken to the Dane County Jail.

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