The Detroit Watch Mystery: Sgt. Alex Vinson Does Time
WHEN a man’s body was found in Detroit, police noted the smart German-made watch on his wrist. The Detroit News says the watch along with the man’s other belongings was placed in an evidence locker. Sgt. Alex Vinson investigated. He found n othing, not even the name of the cdead man.
And then it happened:
This week, while Vinson was in Idaho for advanced police training, fellow homicide detectives decided to reopen the case.
The detectives wanted to take another look at the watch — but when they removed the victim’s belongings from the property room, the watch wasn’t the same one that was photographed at the start of the case. Instead, it was a cheaper model, [Police Chief James] Craig confirmed.
Craig added the FBI helped police recover the watch, which Vinson was wearing during the training session. Vinson returned to Michigan Wednesday, and was read his Miranda rights by Internal Affairs officers.
He was most likely just trying to honeytrap the Great German-made Watch Bandit…