Who says watching crime dramas on TV doesn't give an accurate picture of how crimes are solved? A 32 year old British man was just sentenced to 11 years in prison, based on DNA evidence left in his car by one of his quick thinking victims.
Convicted rapist Jonathan Haynes tried to be careful about cleaning up evidence after his crimes, forcing his victims to clean themselves with wet-wipes. But one of his victims was thinking a few steps ahead of Haynes, saying, 'it sounds silly, but I have always been a fan of CSI programs. I've watched so many of them, I know what to do and how things work.'
While trapped in the back seat of Haynes' car, she managed to rip out some of her hair and stash it in a place where a simple clean up wouldn't find it, she then spat on the seats to leave more DNA evidence. She was also careful to take mental notes of the area where the attack occurred, so she could sketch it out for Police.
Further investigation showed that Haynes, a Lance Corporal in the British Army, had raped at least three girls, and attempted to kidnap two others, including some as young as 14. But it was the quick thinking CSI fan that led to his conviction.
Via Daily Mail