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The Whole Tooth

by | 17th, October 2003

‘POLICE are used to having to identify murder victims by their dental records, but it’s not often that suspects’ gnashers get them into trouble with the law.

However, Paul D Lee, of Indiana, found himself charged with burglary after his dentures were found at the scene of a crime. The teeth were found by a relative of the burglary victim, a day after the break-in – and it appears they fell out of Lee’s mouth as he committed the crime.

Lee, aged 39, was traced because an Indiana law requires false teeth to carry the owner’s name underneath the artificial gum. He was later allowed to keep the teeth after signing for them, although he is currently in prison awaiting trial.’

Posted: 17th, October 2003 | In: Strange But True Comment | TrackBack | Permalink