Chubby crims more likely to leave dabs
'You're nicked, fatty'
Obese criminals are more likely to leave their fingerprints at crime scenes because of the amount of salty food they eat.
A police boffin has developed a new way of examining the corrosion on bullet casings and knife blades that is caused by minuscule amounts of salt in hand sweat, according to the Daily Telegraph.
Dr John Bond said that because processed grub typically contains much larger quantities of salt, anyone overfond of bad burgers will leave more forensic evidence.
"The more salt in your body the more corrosion there will be on the shell casing,” he said. “We can visualise fingerprints even after they have been removed because of the corrosion to the surface."
Bond is the scientific support manager with Northamptonshire Police, he also works with the University of Leicester. He said his unique method, which can detect fingerprints even after they have been wiped off a bullet casing or blade, has received a fair amount of interest – particularly from US police.
The technique focuses on hair-width-sized bits of metal corrosion caused by sweat, and has helped uncover a partial fingerprint on a cartridge case used in a 14-year-old American murder.
It could also help solve a US police inquiry into a double murder in Georgia in 1999 and is expected to be used for thousands of cold crime case reviews, said Bond. ®
re: fatties eat more salt... some balance please - fatties eat more everything
@ James O'Brien - awe bless you mate - the image made me wet myself - and as an afterthought... they are also more likely to leave - a salad; a dent; for seconds; nothing at the side of their plate.
Re: Fatties eat more salt?
>Some people are genetically fatter than others. Being fat doesn't neccessarily
>mean that they eat more salt.
>Kinda blows yet another 'amazing discovery' out of the water then, don't ye think?
Not really, most fat people are fat because they eat more calories than they burn, very, very, very few have genetic disorders which directly cause weight gain without increased calorie intake (according to the NAO it wouldn't even rate statistical significance, don't confuse this with a genetic disposition to want to eat more).
Why are there more obese these days? maybe they are catching this "genetic" thing..... doh.... couldn't possibly be due to eating too much and a sedentary lifestyle could it?
So, yes it's an 'amazing discovery' which means more bad people will be banged up.
Chubby crims more likely to leave