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Mosquito Helps Police Arrest Burglar

China Police DNA Mosquito Blood
Police in China arrest burglar using DNA from dead mosquito blood. Credit: WildTurkey CC2 / Wikimedia

In China, two dead mosquitoes have helped police arrest a burglar after they bit and drank his blood which was then used in DNA testing to find him.

On June 11th at around 1 pm, a thief broke into a residential compound in Fuzhou, Fujian province in China, and after breaking in, the burglar cooked eggs and noodles before spending the night.

During the night, he used a blanket in the owner’s bedroom and lit mosquito coils.

When the police arrived upon notification, the door was closed from the inside, and they discovered the thief had entered the apartment from the balcony.

According to a report released by Fuzhou Public Security on its WeChat account, the thief stole several valuable items.

Police later found two dead mosquitoes and blood smears on the living room wall and quickly came to the conclusion that the two blood stains had been left by the suspect as the property was freshly painted, and reasoned that if they were left by the occupants, they would have cleaned the walls.

Blood samples were then removed from the wall by police, who subsequently sent them in for DNA testing against their records.

The sample was an exact match to that of a known criminal surnamed Chai, who was later detained on June 30th. After being questioned, Chai confessed to the break-in and four other burglaries.

China Police using DNA tracing to solve crime

Police in China often use DNA tracing as a key tool in solving crimes.

In June 2022, Zhejiang police in eastern China arrested a 69-year-old woman for throwing a corncob from a high-rise building that struck an eight-month-old baby in the head by comparing saliva samples with residue on the corncob.

According to statistics from Chongqing police, in recent years, more than ten percent of criminal cases resolved by them have relied on DNA technology for crucial evidence.

People commenting on the Fuzhou Public Security WeChat post were amused that two dead mosquitoes served as the primary evidence in the case and were surprised by how brazen the thief was.

“How dare he spend the night at the scene,” one person said. “This person really has serious psychological issues.”

Another jokingly said: “It’s revenge from the mosquitoes; I was wrong to think that mosquitoes are useless.”

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