Thursday, February 03, 2011

Tiny clue trips up criminal mastermind

This is one of those criminal cases where the CSI people probably feel insulted:
Police in Maryland arrested a man after finding his cell phone charging at the scene of a burglary.

Now Montgomery County police say 25-year-old Cody Wilkins has been charged in other burglaries.

It began when a homeowner's son arrived as a burglar was going through rooms in the home Friday. Startled, the burglar jumped out a window and fled.

The son called police, who searched the home and found a cell phone charging in an electric socket. The phone led police to Wilkins.
I suppose they could call for the forensics team to dust the phone for prints or swab it for the suspect's DNA, but that would kind of be gilding the lily, huh?

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