Mosquito Blood Identifies Car Thief



Police in Finland believe they have caught a car thief from a DNA sample taken from a mosquito they noticed inside an abandoned vehicle. Finding the car, police saw that the mosquito had recently sucked blood and decided to send the insect for analysis. The DNA found from laboratory tests matched a man in the police database. The suspect denies stealing the car and says he had just hitched a ride with a man. Police Inspector Sakari Palomaeki said this is the first time Finnish police have used an insect to solve a crime. A prosecutor must now decide if the sample is strong enough evidence for prosecution.