Arsonist Busted After Leaving Fingertip at Scene

Cops found Ismael Ortiz, not surprisingly, at a hospital
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 24, 2011 12:36 PM CST
Arsonist Busted After Leaving Fingertip at Scene
An alleged arsonist left part of his finger at the scene of the crime.   (Shutter Stock)

Ismael Ortiz left something kinda important behind after allegedly setting a Florida home on fire: the tip of his finger. Police found the evidence inside a latex glove; a detective says Ortiz slammed his finger in a door while fleeing the scene. They found Ortiz, 24, at a local hospital, arrested him, and he quickly confessed, the Orlando Sentinel reports. They are now seeking a 58-year-old resident of the home who allegedly hired Ortiz to burn it down so he could collect renter’s insurance.
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