Newspaper pic during Euro 2008 lands conman in the slammer

June 30th, 2008 - 4:47 pm ICT by ANI  

Melbourne, June 30 (ANI): German police arrested a Turkish criminal after finding him in a newspaper snap cheering on his side during a Euro 2008 football match, which he was watching in a bar in Munich.

The 36-year-old man was wanted for fraud.

The officers immediately recognised him when they saw the picture, and contacted the newspaper to find out where the snap was clicked.

The barmen told the police that that man had been watching games there since the tournament began, and that people knew him as a local supermarket worker.

The man was nabbed while at work.

“He had moved home just after the allegations were made and seemed to have simply disappeared, the Daily Telegraph quoted a police spokesman as saying.

“He used to only go from home to work so as to keep a low profile but once the tournament started he said he could not resist going out to watch the games.

“But he had no idea that someone would be there taking photos. He thinks he’s been pretty unlucky under the circumstances,” he added. (ANI)

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