Thief Identified Through His Turd

This has got to be one of the strangest police investigations ever. Detectives in Valencia County, New Mexico, identified a possible suspect by extracting DNA from a very unusual piece of evidence left by the thief: his own turd!

"He ate their food and drank the drinks they had," said Valencia County Sheriff Rene Rivera.

The thief used the bathroom and left his solid waste on display for the homeowner. "It's more of an insult right there. It was a big slap in the face," the homeowner said.

That same type of evidence was found at several different burglary scenes. The detectives on the case said they used the thief's calling card against him. The feces went into evidence and the state crime lab extracted DNA from it. "We ended up getting a hit," Rivera said.

Good work, CSI Valencia County! Link - via Dave Barry's Blog

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