A desperate junkie on the prowl for drug money, breaks into a suburban home and steals from a two-year-old’s piggy bank. And he would have gone free had he not cut himself, allowing his blood to be collected and tested. Another victory for DNA and another victory for SHARP THINGS.
Wall above John David’s bed. (Flickr)
I’ll be honest, friends. This story opened my eyes. Not because I didn’t suspect that humanity would sink so low as to steal from a young girl’s piggy bank — I am proud to say that I suspect EVERYONE of EVERYTHING. But it is our imperative as vigilant members of a dangerous society to take advantage of amazing DNA technology. As a new mother, I became obsessed with clearing the twins’ room of everything even REMOTELY dangerous (sharp edges, electrical outlets, their father, etc.). But what if someone had broken into their room to kidnap them? The attacker may not have left any forensic evidence behind!