Monday, November 17, 2008

A dirty job

Crimefighting, its a dirty business, but sometimes that is a good thing.

Cops use greasy fingerprints to nab hungry burglar

LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) - A prosecutor says greasy fingerprints led police in Virginia to a suspect with sticky fingers. Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney Bethany Harrison said Lynchburg police matched prints on an orange juice bottle left at the scene of a breaking and entering to 33-year-old Bernard Wood.

He was sentenced Friday to six years in prison after being found guilty of three counts of burglary and two counts of grand larceny.

Harrison said Wood stole appliances, jewelry and tools from several homes in June and raided his victims' refrigerators.

At one crime scene, police found the juice bottle and remnants of a chicken.

Harrison says police also recovered some of the 78 bags of popcorn also reported stolen when they went to Wood's home to arrest him.