(WXYZ) - “It is blood,” said Dennis Tomaszycki as he looked at his floor, not far from where a burglar broke in through a glass siding door.
He continues to find evidence of the break-in at his Oceola Township home while he was on vacation visiting family for 10 days at the end of August and beginning of September.
The burglar left behind expensive items like his television, but took costume jewelry of only sentimental value. That fact and one other thing have investigators believing the crook is no pro.
“My husband went into the garage and walked around the BMW, then he wondered why I got it dirty,” said Evelyn Tomaszycki.
She says her husband soon figured out she didn’t get the car dirty. The burglar must have driven the high-performance car. Not only was it dirty, someone had crashed it.
It reminded the detective assigned the case of the movie Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. The car appeared to have been taken for a joy ride, and returned in less than ideal condition.
Investigators are hoping the thief showed the car off while he or she had it at the end of August and beginning of September. It is possible the burglar also wore stolen BMW attire. New t-shirts were taken from a dresser in the Tomaszycki house near M-59 and Argentine Road.
The Tomaszycki’s say they really want the thief caught. They are asking anyone with information to call the Livingston County Sheriff. If you give a tip that leads to an arrest and conviction they are offering an up to $2,000 reward.
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