View Full Version : Criminal ID'd by his own, er, droppings
09-03-2009, 07:21 PM
A must-read for those of you who think forensics isn't worth $hit.
Believe it or not, it is not uncommon for criminals to defecate on the scene of the crime. Some presumably because they are frightened, but others as a sort of 'trade-mark.'
We once had a series of burglaries going on in the town and the offender 'dumped' at the scene of each of his crimes. Our scenes of crime officer (S.O.C.O.) attended at one of these burglaries, at a timber yard, where he saw the foreman in his office. The irate foreman opened his desk drawer and said to the officer - "And what are you going to do about this?"
Inside the drawer was a pile of excrement passed by the burglar. Our rather amused S.O.C.O. said to the foreman, "Keep it for four weeks and if it isn't claimed it's yours." (this was how found property was dealt with by the police). Needless to say the foreman was not amused and lodged a complaint against police.
09-04-2009, 02:02 PM
I suppose these are the sorts of the occasions where the criminals wished they had something to go on...
09-04-2009, 02:42 PM
I believe it was BTK who did something similar in the home of a victim... It was done to show his control of the crime scene and his scorn for both his victim and the police.
After killing a woman in her own home, BTK also ate a bowl of cereal and then left it in plain view. Investigators felt this was done deliberately as a sort of "black humor" because he was a 'serial' killer.
09-04-2009, 08:11 PM
Some moulinjons broke into our plant around 30 years ago......and one of them left a present on the seat of the Allis Chalmers forklift truck that yours truly had to use to move material. Boy, did this here kid pitch a bitch when I had to remove the burglars' stool from the seat:banghead:. It was an intentional act since it was a few feet off the ground on a forklift seat,not the floor. I was just glad it wasn't on any of the machines. I remember that I named it Dr. King.:)...and then took that little rabblerouser to its promised land.....
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