Spain’s ‘good thief’ gets Cuffed
by FFE EU News Staff
This man may have helped catch a criminal. But that does not pardon him of his own crime. Fortunately, he has finally turned over a new leaf by giving himself up to police on Thursday.
News of the anonymous ‘good thief’ spread like wildfire last year when he tipped-off police regarding a paedophile football coach. He revealed videotape evidence of the coach abusing four teens, one of which was a 16-year-old boy who had been abused since he was 10.
The burglar broke into the coach’s house last year and left with several appliances. The coach reported the break-in more than a week later, but did not mention the missing video camera and tapes.
Seeing what the videos contained, the burglar left the incriminating tapes under a car in Jaén in December. Attached to the tapes were the paedophile’s address and a note from the burglar:
‘I have had the back luck to have these tapes fall into my hands and feel obliged to give them so you can do your work and put this … in jail for life.’
The coach has since been arrested.
The ‘good thief’ has been wanted by police for several burglaries, violence and other crimes. He has eluded authorities until Wednesday evening after he was prompted by his lawyer.
The good thief, a 20-year-old, has given himself up to Jaén local authorities. He now faces charges of breaking and entering and will appear in the same court where the paedophile was tried.