LEICESTER, Mass. (CBS/AP) — A Massachusetts police department explains that a fingerprint left in a hunk of Play-Doh led them to a shoplifting suspect.
Leicester police responded to Walmart on Dec. 11 after an employee found several electronic anti-theft devices that had been covered in the malleable clay-like toy in an apparent attempt to neutralize them.
The Play-Doh failed to disable the spider-wrap devices and the suspect had fled.
However, the suspect left behind an incredibly valuable clue.
Police announced Monday the Connecticut Forensics Laboratory helped find a match for the print.
55-year-old Dennis Jackson has been charged with unlawful removal of an anti-theft device. According to police, he has a long criminal record and faces arrest warrants in at least two other states.
Jackson is jailed and it’s not clear if he had a lawyer.
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