Law & Order SVU Fan Helps Catch a Crook

svuEvery day hundreds of people watch their favorite TV shows and say to themselves I wish I could be like that, well Justine Faeth made that a reality. The New York native took after her favorite show “Law & Order Special Victims Unit” and used some skills she had learned to catch a crook.

Faeth was at work when she saw a suspicious man walk into the office. She saw the man steal an employee’s purse, an iPod and a wallet. She also saw the man drink a cup of water and blow his nose before he left. Using the skills she had learned from Law & Order, she quickly collected and kept the items as evidence for police. Sure enough, the police were able to use the DNA samples taken from the cup and tissue to help track down the perpetrator.

Faeth has recently been seen on NBC’s today show along side Actress Mariska Hargitay, who plays a Law & Order detective. Faeth was praised for her quick thinking and there were even talks of her having a walk on roll in the show.

Who said you can’t learn anything useful from television?

(Via CBS News)

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  • Joan

    Hmm this is a little suspect to me. I know that DNA testing costs law enforcement a LOT of money and I wonder, was this simply a publicity stunt for Law & Order? Regardless, the show is awesome!

  • Joan

    Hmm this is a little suspect to me. I know that DNA testing costs law enforcement a LOT of money and I wonder, was this simply a publicity stunt for Law & Order? Regardless, the show is awesome!

  • djdog

    she quickly collected and kept the items as evidence for police. Sure enough, the police were able to use the DNA samples taken from the cup and tissue to help track down the perpetrator.

    If he had a good lawyer, it could have been easily thrown out, As it can be considered TAINTED EVIDENCE; therefore DNA would be thrown out and the case could be easily dismissed.

    Even if they found the wallet and purse on him they couldn’t do anything because DNA is what matched and it’s thrown out therefore anything linking it would mean he got away with it.

    Yes, She maybe a witness but wouldn’t be creditable because DNA would be considered tainted and her statement would mean nothing.

    I learned a thing or two from Law and Order too!

  • djdog

    she quickly collected and kept the items as evidence for police. Sure enough, the police were able to use the DNA samples taken from the cup and tissue to help track down the perpetrator.If he had a good lawyer, it could have been easily thrown out, As it can be considered TAINTED EVIDENCE; therefore DNA would be thrown out and the case could be easily dismissed.Even if they found the wallet and purse on him they couldn't do anything because DNA is what matched and it's thrown out therefore anything linking it would mean he got away with it.Yes, She maybe a witness but wouldn't be creditable because DNA would be considered tainted and her statement would mean nothing.I learned a thing or two from Law and Order too!