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Burglar Forgets To Flush And Gets Caught

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A burglary suspect runs off with more than $1,000 worth of stuff, but not before leaving behind some stinky DNA evidence.

"Unbelievable... I just can't believe that," said Barbara O'Dell, a neighbor.

"Oh my God; that is so disgusting," said Maria Tutor, when told what happened.

"I think it's disgusting!" said Shequita Law, another neighbor.

Neighbors near Southeast 47th place say that there have been a few break-ins here before, but nothing like this.

"Breaking in is bad enough, but to do that, that's really bad," said O'Dell.

Court documents show that on January 23rd last year, Charles Williams broke into a home. Officers say that he stole gaming equipment, clothing and a bb-gun.

The thefts totaled more than $1,000.

However, taking from the house was not enough, Williams had to leave a present to add insult. Before he left, he relieved himself in the family's toilet.

"In most crime scenes, there are going to be fluids, or skin cells. So, saliva, blood, any kind of tissue," described Brandt Cassidy the DNA Solutions Laboratory director.

Williams did leave behind tissue: toilet tissue, as well as his feces in the toilet.

The victim's children found the dirty deed and flushed it before police could arrive, but the toilet paper remained.

"The type of analysis that's used today is very, very powerful[.] The skin cells that would have rubbed off when someone used that toilet paper would be sufficient to identify the person who left the sample there," described Cassidy.

Court documents show that the DNA proved to be a confirmed match to Charles Williams.

"Shame on you! That's disgusting. You deserve to get caught!" said Tutor.

And other neighbors are grossed out by it too. They also have one piece of advice for the man with bad bathroom etiquette.

"Flush!!!.. That's disgusting! That is just disgusting," said Law.

Charles Williams was in the Oklahoma County jail Thursday with no bond. He'll only be leaving poop in the jail toilet for now.

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