Fingerprints Help Crack South Florida CasesJul 09, 2012
By Ben Wolford
Criminals don't leave their business cards at the scene of the crime. Sometimes they leave something better: their fingerprints.
When Javonta Pollock allegedly stole jewelry worth $2,500 from a Boca Raton home last week, he also left a thumb print on the patio door. It led to the 19-year-old's arrest.
But experts caution that fingerprints don't solve crimes as often as they seem to on popular cop shows. In fact, fingerprint examiners call them "chance impressions" — a stroke of luck for a detective without a lead.
Source: Sun Sentinal