Minnesota Burglar Caught from DNA on Cigarette Butt

Jason Lampl mugshot

Jason Lampl mugshot

A Minnesota burglar with a nicotine addiction left his DNA at the crime scene on a cigarette.

That’s the reason Duane Lampl ended up in prison.

Authorities say the Park Rapids man burglarized a cabin in his hometown in June 2014, taking a well pump, several sheets of drywall, lumber and some tools. He was charged when DNA on a cigarette butt left at the cabin was traced back to him using a state database of DNA. Lampl was also a suspect in several other burglaries in the Park Rapids area.

A judge on Sept. 16, 2015 sentenced him to 23 months in state prison. He was also placed on supervised probation for 10 years.

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