A woman in Taipei has been arrested for … drinking her roommate’s yogurt.
The evidence? A DNA test.
After one woman found that her yogurt had been consumed and the empty container discarded in a trash bin behind her house, she turned to the most logical suspects: her roommates.
The accuser requested that police fingerprint all five of those roommates — but a sufficient sample could not be retrieved from the container.
So she then asked for DNA tests. Surprisingly, police obliged, taking mucous samples from each roommate’s mouth, and comparing them with a sample from the container.
One roommate’s DNA matched. That woman, a student at Taiwan’s Chinese Culture University, was charged with larceny, reports said.
The whole process cost the police around NT$18,000 ($587), compared with the price of just NT$59 ($1.92) of the yogurt.
Why would Taipei police go to such lengths for a seemingly small crime?
“We will always help the public to maintain justice when being requested,” they said.