Video: See why Traverse City's boldest petty thieves are wanted by Michigan State Police

July 06, 2022, 8:18 PM

There's foolhardiness on both side of this odd caper, but only one deed triggers a criminal investigation.

Troopers may have been too trusting to leave a light pop-up tent out overnight at the National Cherry Festival in Traverse City, but the two young women who walked off with it are foolish daredevils.

Their post-midnight lark was caught on security cameras: 

The perps' faces are clearer on four close-up stills as they contemplate the heist in the first hour of July 4:

The picnic-style shelter was being used to distribute information about Michigan State Police careers, the agency says Wednesday in a media release

The MSP has been working hard to recruit new members and diversify our ranks. Unfortunately, we are now the victim of a crime and are looking for your help. ...

If anyone recognizes the women in the video, they are asked to call the MSP Cadillac Post at (231) 779-6040.

We will continue to recruit on Union Street as weather permits to find persons who share our passion to serve the citizens of Michigan.

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