Roommate Ate Her $2 Yogurt. She Used DNA to Find Culprit

Definitely a reasonable reaction
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 7, 2018 8:16 AM CST
Roommate Ate Her $2 Yogurt. She Used DNA to Find Culprit
The yogurt drink wasn't even worth $2.   (Getty Images)

You'll likely look more kindly upon even the most passive-aggressive roommate after reading this story out of Taiwan. A female student at Taipei's Chinese Culture University didn't resort to an angry fridge note after discovering one of her yogurt-drink containers empty in the trash of the home she shares with five other women. Facing denials from her housemates, she allegedly instead went to police, demanding they investigate who consumed the bottle, which cost a whopping $1.92, the BBC reports via broadcaster TVBS. Per Munchies, "we're not entirely sure what this says about the state of law enforcement in Taiwan, but the police department agreed."

What's more, officers asked all six housemates to report to the local station to provide DNA samples. Per the BBC, each taxpayer-funded test cost roughly $100. In the end, cops got their suspect, who is now facing a charge of theft. Taxpayers, however, doubt whether the effort was worth the result. "If I were the policeman, I would buy a bottle [of yogurt] to give to her," one local tells Apple Daily, per Munchies. (A woman allegedly put moldy clam dip in her roommate's lotion, among other horrid actions.)

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