Skip to comments.Burglar Snared After Leaving Fingerprints on Box of Jaffa Cakes
Posted on 05/18/2013 1:52:32 PM PDT by nickcarraway
A burglar learned never to stop off for a snack at the house you are stealing from after being identified via fingerprints found on a packet of Jaffa Cakes.
Reece OCallaghan, who was sentenced to seven-and-a-half years in prison, was jailed in part because his DNA was discovered after he stopped to eat some biscuits and pasta.
The 19-year-old had also pleaded guilty to two separate charges of burglary and aggravated burglary, which was taken into account during his sentencing.
A burglar found a pack of Jaffa Cakes too irresistible (Picture: File) Mr OCallaghan had managed to escape from the house in Birmingham with three televisions but he never got a chance to enjoy his booty as he was stopped nearby after being fingered by neighbours.
The young thief had tried to deny his involvement in the robbery but was snared after his middle fingerprint was picked up on the confectionery box.
The teenager burgled the house of an elderly couple who had lost irreplaceable items and were deeply upset.
The prisons are filled with innocent people who never committed the crime they were imprisoned for. Just ask them.
I think he should get extra for lying. I hate it when these punks get caught and deny it. He should man up and at least admit it.
This is why wehave German Shepherds guarding our house and property.In case of a break-in,there will be plenty of blood scattered about to do DNA teting.Heck,may even be some pretty good tissure samples left behind too.
which is it
DNA or fingerprint
“He should man up and at least admit it.”
I’d seen this guy at the gym with a gun and a badge on his belt. So when he was working out I asked him if he worked for the Sheriff’s office. He said yes and asked how I know. I said, “I’m number 4.”
“Don’t you remember? ‘Number four, step forward and say, ‘your money or your life.’ and I said, “That’s not what I said!”
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