Police in Finland believe they have caught a car thief with the help of a dead mosquito they noticed inside an abandoned vehicle. Police saw that the mosquito had recently sucked blood and decided to send the insect for analysis, and the DNA matched the man on the Police Register.
Marion County Sheriff’s Office launched an investigation after one of its officers said he suspected someone had taken a bite out of a McChicken sandwich. They concluded that the officer forgot he took a bite of his sandwich.
12-year-old Jessica Maple solved a burglary case after she found clues officers had missed when investigating a robbery at her late great-grandmother’s house. She then tracked missing items to a pawn shop, got the thieves’ picture IDs from the manager, and confronted the burglars herself.
In investigating prostitution at a Seattle strip club, an undercover cop visited the club 160 times, spent at least $16,835 of taxpayer money on 130 lap dances and an undetermined number of undocumented dances, and never made a single arrest.