Bill-dodging hotel guest betrayed by his toothbrush

Oct. 10, 2012

By Liz Hull

When a hotel guest absconded without paying his bill after leaving a false name, he might have thought he had a perfect plan for a free stay.

But the would-be criminal mastermind had failed to observe that crucial rule for all travellers – don’t forget your toothbrush.

The error made it easy for police to trace his identity through DNA.

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