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Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by mountainexplorer, Dec 5, 2005.
Is it possible to take fingerprints off a cigarrette?
Why settle for fingerprints when you can get DNA?
I would actually doubt that you could, but if the crime's big enough worth a try.
Normally you have to have a smooth, non-porous surface to get one that is useful. Now if there was something (grease, ink, etc.) on the finger in question, you could get it.
DNA would probably be easy, but expensive.
Prints can be taken off paper but with a cigarette there would only be a very small portion of it there, depending on how it's been held. Then mix in all the chemicals and heat/smoke from it and I'd say your chances are slim to none, unless this was a high profile murder case, then DNA samples might be taken.
So what crime did you commit that you left a cigarette at?
That's kinda what I figured. It's not really worth the hassle of fingerprinting anyway. Last night someone stole my set of 33's I was supposed to put on today, and all I have are the tread tracks in the snow from rolling the tires out to the street and a dropped cigarrette butt. So appearantly the culprit is a smoker.
Not quite a murder though. I would like to catch the person, not necessarily just for my tires, but just to find the person who took them.
Is it a off brand smoke, or a common one. Watch your locals to see if they smoke the same.
I'm not too familiar with cigarrette types. But it's a tan base with light speckles and has two gold rings just above that where it turns white.
If that description even makes sence.
Why are you asking??
That sucks, I really hate ****ing theives.
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