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Man admits burglarizing Missouri Post Office twice in clown mask

ST. LOUIS – A man admitted breaking into a Franklin County, Missouri post office and twice stealing packages while wearing a clown mask.

Scott Weatherby, 28, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in St. Louis to two counts of burglary of a post office.

He admitted breaking into the U.S. Post Office in St. Albans, in northeastern Franklin County, on August 6, 2023. Weatherby was wearing a clown mask at the time he stole packages and again the next day when he returned.

After he was identified as a suspect, investigators went to an address associated with him in Pacific, Missouri. Weatherby fled out of the back door of the home but was caught after a brief chase.

A clown mask and multiple stolen packages were found in his vehicle.

Weatherby is scheduled to be sentenced May 7. Each count is punishable by up to five years in prison, a fine of up to $250,000, or both prison and a fine.

The U.S. Postal Inspection Service, the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office and the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office investigated the case.

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