Doorbell DNA leads deputies to suspected burglar Florida

Jason Braun, 41, was arrested last week after a DNA test pinned him to the scene of a robbery.

(Volusia County Sheriff’s Office)

Deputies in Florida were able to nab a suspect in a months-old robbery case after his DNA is found on the front doorbell of the house he allegedly robbed.

Jason Braun, 41, Edgewater, was arrested last week in connection with an Oct. 9 theft, the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office said.

Braun allegedly broke into a couple’s home, but was thwarted when one of the homeowners, an 81-year-old man, picked up his .22-caliber pistol and “fired several shots” at the suspect as he broke through a window in the living room, Fox 35 reported.

The suspect was able to escape, and the police could not figure out who he was, “a number of tips didn’t pan out.”

However, the officials said that before Braun reportedly broke into the house, he rang the front doorbell — without gloves — to see if anyone was home.

A detective swabbed the doorbell and sent the DNA sample to a laboratory for analysis, police said.

The Volusia County Sheriff’s Office said that for his attempted theft, Jason Braun rang the doorbell of the house — leaving his DNA.

(Fox 35)

More than five months later, the lab results were returned to the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office on March 12. The DNA sample is sampled from the doorbell tuned Braun, police said.

Braun was already in custody at the Volusia County Jail in Daytona Beach at the time, but enforcement of the law served him with an arrest warrant charging him with one count of burglary of an inhabited dwelling.

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