Police in Oklahoma recently caught a burglary suspect red-handed (or should we say orange-handed) thanks to brightly colored Cheetos snack dust.
Tulsa Police Department officers were able to link a suspect to a burglary after finding Cheetos residue on her teeth. Yes, you read that right.
Officers were called to a Tulsa residence (near 51st and Sheridan) after receiving a report of a burglar breaking into the property while a woman and two small children were home, the department shared in a post on Facebook. The suspect, Sharon Carr, entered the home through a window, but, fortunately for the people inside, left without stealing anything or harming anyone.
Officers discovered a bag of Cheetos and bottle of water on the floor near the open window. They suspected that Carr was “spooked” when she realized the home wasn’t empty and dropped the items on the way out before fleeing, KTUL News reports.
A few moments later, officers found Carr near the home and apprehended her. The victim identified Carr as the suspect — and she was further linked to the crime because she had traces of the tell-tale orange Cheeto dust and bits stuck in her teeth. She was arrested on a first-degree burglary complaint.
The department cheekily concluded its post on the incident with some friendly advice: “A good reminder that Cheeto dust can be pretty hard to get rid of.” You can say that again.