He was caught with wet hands.
A burglar suspect was arrested thanks to a high-tech security system – which sprayed him with an invisible liquid that the police can track down.
Virginia-year-old Christopher Gaines, 52, has been charged with burglary, petty theft, and wearing a mask to hide his identity in connection with breaking into the Ettrick Deli on East River Road in South Chesterfield, the Richmond Times-Dispatch reported.
He is the first person in the state to be charged with a crime involving the use of the tell-tale liquid.
According to the newspaper, he was caught by the collar as a suspect after the police discovered liquid nanotechnology on his clothing using a special ultraviolet light.
The colorless and odorless substance that people can use to identify their property is encoded using forensic technology that contains a unique signature for each user – so that it can be registered and traced.
It’s undetectable unless it’s exposed to ultraviolet light, which …