Jeepers, creepers....where'd ya get them peepers

'Creepers,' who sneak into offices to steal, more active in Dallas

By STEVE THOMPSON / The Dallas Morning News

Carmen Little walked into a restaurant inside a downtown Dallas office building. He sat back-to-back with a woman at another table who was eating her lunch.

Police say Mr. Little unzipped the purse she had hung on the back of her chair and stole a wallet from inside.

Though the woman hadn't been looking, luckily someone else was. Mr. Little was arrested after a foot chase with officers. He pleaded no contest this summer and was sentenced to 30 days in jail.

Now Mr. Little, 47, is on a special list circulated to businesses by the Dallas police central business district patrol unit: the top 13 "office creepers."

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By Avi S. Adelman under Public safety , Safe streets