Authorities in Limestone County Alabama day that they'd been attempting to track down a suspect in a burglary but they believed they'd never find the man after he fled the scene of the crime.
Police say they were contacted by a homeowner who said that he located a man inside of his house when he came home early from work.
The homeowner said the burglar was holding a handgun, and when he saw the owner of the home come in early at the house on 14000 block of Section Line Road, he dropped the gun and began running out of the house through the basement while "vomiting tuna fish and cheese crackers," Sheriff's Spokesman Stephen Young said.
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The Elkton homeowner said he's not sure what made the suspect vomit all through his home as he fled the scene, but in the end he's thankful that it happened.
"The vomit was submitted to the Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences for DNA testing," Young said in a news release. "On Thursday, test results confirmed known-burglar James Marlon White to be the suspect in the burglary."
After authorities were able to trace the DNA to a known criminal, they then contacted James Marlon White and told him to come down to the station for an interview.
White surprisingly enough obliged that request without confrontation where he was charged and booked into the Limestone County Jail on a second-degree burglary charge with bail set at $10,000. If convicted of the Class B felony, he faces up to 20 years in prison.
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