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Boxer Busted For Bank Robbery Because Of Bloody Nose

Martin Tucker had lost six straight fights before he won a unanimous decision in his hometown of Toledo, Ohio, in April. But the bloody nose he sustained during the fight may cost him his freedom:

The FBI said it obtained a swab used to stop the bleeding and found that DNA matched Tucker's DNA on other evidence from a 2009 robbery at Monroe County Community Credit Union in Temperance [Mich.], near the Michigan-Ohio border.

In a court filing, agent Robert Schmitz said he was aware of Tucker's bout in April in Toledo, Ohio, and obtained the "discarded" Q-tips swab.


Tucker is accused of using a handgun to rob the bank of $5,400. His DNA was allegedly found on a mask he wore and on the steering wheel of the getaway car. An alleged accomplice was indicted last November. Ain't that a punch in the nose?

[Associated Press]

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