By Joy Lukachick and Todd South
Chattanooga Times Free Press

CHATTANOOGA (TFP) - This week's frozen blast kept criminals off the streets and police cruisers parked, waiting for calls.

A few offenders who braved the weather led police straight to their doorsteps, police said.

Police said they followed the footprints of two burglary suspects who broke into a liquor store in Dalton, Ga., straight to their front door. Sheriff's deputies said they did the same in the southern part of Catoosa County after an offender attempted a car break-in.

"Snow is causing its own set of problems for a getaway," said Dalton police spokesman Bruce Frazier. "It's something people around here don't ever think about."

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