Think twice before littering

June 25, 2009 5:33:37 AM PDT
Tossing away your empties can bring more trouble than a ticket for littering.

Pennsylvania state police report linking a suspect to arson, thanks to a beer can.

Troopers say they found John Kimmel's DNA on the empty beer can recovered near the scene of a March house fire in southwestern PA.

Witnesses report seeing a drunk man the near the house shortly before the blaze.

Authorities later learned the same man had been asking about the empty house a few days before.

The fire caused $200,000 in damage.

Kimmel's now jailed on charges filed by a state police fire marshal.

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