Ventura man, Andrew David Jensen, was arrested and charged with burglarizing a Southern California home after he took a bathroom break during the crime and left DNA evidence in the toilet. That DNA sample led investigators to his arrest, a report said Tuesday.
Jensen, 42, “did his business and didn’t flush it” during the October break-in in the city of Thousand Oaks, said Detective Tim Lohman of the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office. Lohman said it’s the first DNA burglary match case he knows of with fecal evidence collected from a toilet.
That fecal matter allowed investigators to collect evidence to conduct a DNA profile. It matched another profile in a national database and detectives tracked down the suspect at his home in the nearby city of Ventura. Continue reading