A woman who believed someone was stealing her medication from her Burlington motel room set a trap for the suspected thief. 19-year-old Kelly Lund has been charged with one count of burglary.
According to the criminal complaint, the victim dusted a bath towel with talcum powder and left it on the bathroom floor of her room at the AmericInn, where she'd been living. She also cleaned the container she kept her meds in before she put it back in the drawer so if anyone touched it they would leave their fingerprints behind. Instead of her pills she left a note that said "you are busted." When the woman returned to her room she found powder footprints on the carpeting which city of Burlington police were able to match to shoes owned by Lund, down to the wear pattern.
Lund was working at the front desk at the time the victim's room was entered and had a master key. He faces more than 12 years in prison if convicted of the crime.