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VIDEO: Police follow footprints in snow to find burglar

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A suspect ended up leading police right to his house in Oregon.

Police say a man stole an air compressor from an automotive shop in Medford.

Officers checked surveillance video, and saw a thief wheeling the item away. However, the culprit left one thing behind: footprints in the snow.

Police say he didn't do a good job of covering his tracks, and the footprints led them right to him.

"Definitely a bad morning to commit a burglary... We were able to follow those tracks, took us right to a residence on North Central. At that point, we actually saw, we could see in a back shed, the air compressor covered with snow."

The suspect is facing several charges. 

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