Cheese slices ‘produce great fingerprints,’ Texas police discover

Cheddar is better...at helping police solve cases.

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The Carrollton (Texas) Police Department has made a pretty sharp discovery – cheese slices apparently hold onto fingerprints pretty well.

According to the police department’s tweet, the groundbreaking discovery was prompted by a cheesy crime wave.

According to the police department’s tweet, the groundbreaking discovery was prompted by a cheesy crime wave. (Carrollton Texas Police Department)

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According to the police department’s tweet, the groundbreaking find was prompted by a cheesy crime wave that has apparently been hitting the city where people are covering cars in slices of the dairy product.

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“You learn something new every day!” the tweet begins, before explaining, “Today we learned two things: 1. Covering cars in cheese slices is apparently the new trend in criminal mischief. 2. Cheese slices produce GREAT fingerprints.”

Along with the findings, the police department shared a photo of the edible evidence.

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They did not share whether or not the fingerprints have led to Swiss justice -- or if the discovery is too gouda to be true.