Saturday, July 24, 2010
I knew a girl once who stole my mother's car (but it turned out okay, the insurance company bought her another car and when the police found the first one she bid on it at the wreckers and got it for back for 500 dollars. We replaced the broken window and had two nearly brand new cars).
I was mad at her for that but I was most indignant that she left two strawberry flavored 'milk to go' bottles in the back seat. That is how I knew it was her that stole the car in the first place. Strawberry milk was all she drank.
I also used to teach a simple forensics class to my science students. They all knew how to get a fingerprint off a glass or a strawberry 'milk to go' bottle.
Soon after the car was taken I invited her over and got her a drink. Then I showed her how easy it was to get a fingerprint off a glass. I brought out the first print I had taken and compared the two. Perfect match to her whirls and ridges. I should have called the cops but she ran out of the house too fast. We never brought charges because we were up two cars anyways. True story.
Posted by Kal at 11:40 PM