Wednesday, October 22, 2008

One thumb down

It's one thing when a criminal leaves behind a small clue like a hair or a fiber from his clothing behind at the scene of the crime, but this is ridiculous:
Police say a 22-year-old man and an accomplice made off with hundreds of dollars in cash in the Oct. 11 raid. According to charging documents, one of the victims took control of the suspect's silver machete and hacked off his right thumb.

About two hours after the robbery, a nine-fingered man went to an emergency room. Police caught up with him and brought the severed thumb to the hospital.

According to an arrest affidavit, a doctor told police the thumb "fits like a puzzle piece."
Leaving behind his thumbprint like that, it was only a matter of time before they caught up with him.

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