Scrooge McDuck Helps Crack Murder Case
Suspect sold custom-made gold chain with the character to local shop
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Sep 12, 2013 6:08 PM CDT
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(Newser) – In life, Miguel Rodriguez was apparently a big fan of Scrooge McDuck. In death, the cartoon character may have helped catch his killers. The Hartford Courant explains the weird case: The 25-year-old Rodriguez was shot to death on a city street this summer, and his killers stole a custom-made gold chain from around his neck that featured the famous duck. His fandom (no explanation offered) and a new state law requiring more thorough records at pawn shops combined to break the case.

Police kept scouring the records of local shops after the killing, and, voila, the McDuck necklace finally turned up, along with the name and photo of the person who sold it. As a result, Tyquan Turner, 21, and Lorenza Christian, 22, were charged in the case. Selling such a distinctive piece of jewelry to a local shop so soon after a murder? Slate assesses the case and awards Christian a 5.5 out of 10 on its dumb-criminal scale.

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Sep 13, 2013 7:34 AM CDT
Life is like a hurricane, here in Duck Burg Race cars, lasers, aeroplanes, it's a duck blur Might solve a mystery, or rewrite history! Duck Tales (woo oo) Everyday they're out there making, Duck Tales (woo oo) Tales of daring-do bad and good Duck Tales (woo oo)
Sep 12, 2013 9:32 PM CDT
Both Turner and Christian were already incarcerated on unrelated charges when they were arrested, Foley said.
Sep 12, 2013 7:34 PM CDT
It shows how much human life is worth to kids nowadays.