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Shoe prints on snow lead Colorado Springs police to suspected car thief

February 10, 2014 Updated: February 10, 2014 at 9:47 am
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Daniel Gaffke 

Shoe prints on the snow led Colorado Springs police to a man who allegedly stole a car, abandoned it and then tried to flee early Monday morning, according to police.

Daniel Gaffke, 29, was arrested on suspicion of motor vehicle theft and vehicular eluding, records show.

Police tried to stop a green Acura Integra that had been reported stolen in the area of Tyler Street and Wood Avenue, just off West Fillmore Street, about 2:40 a.m. Monday, police said.

The driver, identified as Gaffke, allegedly eluded police and then abandoned the vehicle on the 1200 block of Windmill Avenue.

Police caught up to Gaffke on Centennial Boulevard a short time later and tracked his shoe prints all the way back to the stolen vehicle, police said.

Police also used footprints in snow to help catch a minor wanted on a felony warrant Saturday in Colorado Springs. 

More details here.

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