'Thief' trapped by his false teeth
It was not his fingerprints that placed alleged thief Milton Cesar de Jesus at the scene of the crime. It was his dentures.
Police officer Alex Oliveira said a homeless man who witnessed a purse theft found the artificial gnashers at the crime scene in the south eastern town of Severini, Brazil.
The UOL internet news portal quotes Mr Oliveira as saying that the homeless man turned the dentures over to police and gave them a physical description matching that of de Jesus.
Mr Oliveira told UOL that De Jesus at first denied owning the dentures, but then confessed to the crime after they fit perfectly in his partially toothless mouth.