Boxer arrested after FBI uses blood soaked Q-tip from ringside
Boxer Martin Tucker was arrested after the FBI used a blood soaked Q-tip from one of his fights as a DNA match in a robbery. Yes, this is real and no, this is not a plot for an upcoming episode of CSI.
Believing the light-welterweight had been involved in the robbery of a Monroe credit union in 2009, Schmitz brought the swab to an FBI lab that matched its DNA to genetic material from a black mask worn by one of the robbers, according to a criminal complaint.
Tucker, 32, of Toledo was arrested Tuesday and charged with robbing a bank and using a firearm during a crime of violence.
Tucker would have been in the clear but it was a Myspace photo that did him in. MYSPACE? I need a moment to wrap my head around this. I was under the impression Myspace and Digg had a joint funeral in 2011. This is like Lazarus gloriously rising from the dead.
According to the FBI, they saw a picture of Tucker with serial bank robber Quentin A. Sherer which led them to the April boxing match.
I mean, seriously, this is like fantastic police work. Makes me respect those who honestly fight crime as opposed to those sitting on the side of the road waiting for you to drive 5 mph over the speed limit.
Bloody nose leads to boxer’s arrest [Detroit News]