There is a fascinating case in Edgewater, Florida where Jason Braun, 41, was arrested after police were able to lift his DNA from a doorbell. The story is an example of advanced forensic tests have become and how little is needed now for a DNA sample.
Police allege that Braun rang the bell and then broke into the home of an elderly couple. An 81-year-old man responded and fired several shots from a 22-caliber pistol at a burglar coming through the window of his living room.
Since the burglar escaped, there was little to go on until the police learned about the bell ring. According to Fox 35, a match was found five months later.
By that time, Braun was already in custody on a similar charge. What is particularly fortuitous, police say Braun put on gloves . . . after ringing the bell.