Burglar arrested after leaving DNA evidence behind in unflushed toilet

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A burglar in California has been taken into custody after leaving DNA evidence behind in an unflushed toilet.

Andrew David Jensen was charged with suspicion of first-degree residential burglary after officials allegedly found his DNA in the toilet of a California home.

Detective Tim Lohman of the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office said the accused was caught because he did not flush the toilet during an October break-in, thereby, making it easy and accessible for police to collect evidence from the toilet and conduct a DNA profile which led to Jensen.

Lohman said it was the first burglary case he knew about wherein evidence was collected from a toilet bowl.

Jensen’s bail was set at $180,000 and his court appearance is expected Wednesday.

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