Arsonist Busted After Leaving Fingertip at Scene

Cops found Ismael Ortiz, not surprisingly, at a hospital
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 24, 2011 12:36 PM CST
An alleged arsonist left part of his finger at the scene of the crime.   (Shutter Stock)

(Newser) – Ismael Ortiz left something kinda important behind after allegedly setting a Florida home on fire: the tip of his finger. Police found the evidence inside a latex glove; a detective says Ortiz slammed his finger in a door while fleeing the scene. They found Ortiz, 24, at a local hospital, arrested him, and he quickly confessed, the Orlando Sentinel reports. They are now seeking a 58-year-old resident of the home who allegedly hired Ortiz to burn it down so he could collect renter’s insurance.

My Take on This Story
Show results without voting  |