Accused shoplifter arrested after leaving fingerprints in Play-Doh

A man accused of shoplifting from a Massachusetts Walmart was tracked down after he left his fingerprint in a chunk of Play-Doh.

The Associated Press reports Leicester police responded to the store when an employee reported several anti-theft devices had been covered in the Play-Doh in an attempt to disable them. When the suspect failed, he fled, leaving only his fingerprint behind.

Dennis Jackson, 55, was charged with unlawful removal of an anti-theft device after the Connecticut Forensics Laboratory helped find the matching print. Police said Jackson has a long criminal history and has outstanding warrants for his arrest in at least two other states.