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Kicker - A wurst-case criminal scenario

WORLD Radio - Kicker - A wurst-case criminal scenario

NICK EICHER, HOST: German police say they have solved a cold case nine years after a burglary in the town of Schwelm.

And it’s all thanks to a half-eaten piece of sausage. 

The suspect is identified only as a 30-year-old male. The break-in happened sometime in March 2012. Evidently, the perp helped himself to a bite of sausage—known in Germany as wurst. And it kind of is the worst. But I digress.

French police recently notified German investigators that they had taken DNA from a man arrested there that matched the DNA gathered from the half-eaten wurst.

However, the statute of limitations on the burglary has expired. And that means the suspect likely will not be extradited to Germany.

So, Myrna’s rolling her eyes here because she knows how I love puns. I cannot resist: This is clearly—for the investigators—a wurst-case scenario.

It’s The World and Everything in It.


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