Sandusky police arrested an 18-year-old man for a vehicle break-in after matching his boot prints to prints in the snow.
Police charged Rayshon Hunter, of the 500 block of Meigs St., with two counts each of criminal trespass and criminal mischief.
Officers stopped Hunter as he was walking on Cleveland Road near Sycamore Line. They received a call about a man in a hooded jacket seen walking near three driveways and checking car doors.
Someone rifled through a glove box in one vehicle parked in the 1100 block of Perry St. Police found boot prints in the snow leading to two locked vehicles, indicating someone tried to enter those cars, a police report said.
Hunter denied being near any cars and asked officers if they could give him a ride to his cousin's home because it was cold outside. Instead, officers asked Hunter to take off his boot.
Officers then used the boot to make an impression in the snow, next to a print already next to the vehicles. It was a match, the report said.
Hunter was taken to the Sandusky police station, where police kept his boot for evidence. He was released on bond.