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Burglar Held; Lost False Teeth at Scene

By Associated Press

February 6, 2005, 10:18 AM EST

STOCKHOLM, Sweden -- Police used dental records to identify a man who broke into a cafeteria in southern Sweden -- the suspect left his false teeth with his social security number engraved in them at the scene of the crime.

The 43-year-old man admitted to breaking into a hospital cafeteria in Karlshamn, 370 miles south of Stockholm, after being presented with the evidence, the newspaper Kristianstadsbladet said Sunday.

The man told the police he left the cafeteria in a hurry after failing to find anything of any value and dropped the teeth while fleeing the building.

The judge who ordered the man's detention was not available for comment Sunday.

Copyright © 2005, The Associated Press

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