Mar 10 2011
Alright, we feature a lot of dumb criminal stories on the site here, but this has to be one of my absolute favorite. I know what you’re thinking, how do you leave a bag of pee behind at a robbery? Well friends, listen, for I have a tale for you.
The 27-year-old Swede and his accomplice survived a weekend on water and cornflakes after managing to sneak into the bank’s vault in May of last year, the Aftonbladet newspaper reports.
Outside the bank, two other men stood watch armed with mobile phones which they used to warn the Swede and his partner about the bank guards’ rounds. While in the vault, the robbers emptied 140 safety deposit boxes of cash and jewelry.
During their extended stay in the bank’s basement, the pair made use of plastic bags to heed nature’s call. When the Swede and his fellow thief attempted to leave the bank on Monday morning, they were discovered by a security guard, who gave chase.
In an attempt to distract the guard, the 27-year-old Swede threw the urine-filled bag at him. And while he and his accomplice managed to escape following the counter-attack, the decision to leave the bag full of pee behind turned out to be the Swede’s downfall. Investigators were eventually able to use DNA found in the discarded urine to identify him.
Wow, that is the most amazing way to catch a criminal I’ve ever heard. Using a bag of his own pee filled with DNA to ID him. I really can’t wait to see how they adapt this into a Law and Order episode.
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