FOOD and dna- did you know that a Kebab lead police to

United States
January 24, 2007 8:52am CST
to a burglar after his half eaten kebab was left at the scene of the crime? The police found his dna on the half eaten kebab. Michael Ring 23 of plymouth was jailed at the citys crown court for nine months after pleading guilty to house burglary.
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@linda345 (2661)
• Canada
24 Jan 07
How stupid can you get. I know they solved a murder case in Novia Scotia in the same sorta way. They guy had something to eat and drink and then murdered the girl working the counter. By comparing the receipts they were able to pin point his purchase to the last one. DNA nailed him.
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• United States
24 Jan 07
I think the use of DNA it a wonderful tool for proving or disproving a crime.
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@shywolf (4529)
• United States
25 Jan 07
LOL! Well, this isn't quite the case of the world's stupidest burlglar, since I can see how he wouldn't have been thinking about his DNA being on that kebab. I think that it's great that we've developed DNA testing to the point that we can find people who have committed a crime just by taking a sample of some food that they've left lying around half-eaten! Kudos to the police team who discovered the food and caught the culprit red-handed because he wasn't hungry enough to finish his kebab. LOL! What a great story. ^_^
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• United States
26 Jan 07
I agree that its great the way they are doing this now. Its very interesting and almost impossible to get by with things the way they used to. I do like these stories that dont always make the headlines because they are very interesting.
@lifeiseasy (2292)
• United States
25 Jan 07
the police now have many great ways to catch the law breakers. I love to watch thoe shows like CSI to see all the different ways they have of finding out about who some one is.. fingerprints,dna,dental records its all very fascinating to me I wonder if the man who sold Michael the kabob will get the reward...lol... nice thought
• United States
25 Jan 07
Its not as easy as it use to be for those crimminals...There are so many ways to get caught that they dont even know most of them.This guy found out alittle too late.