Caledonia police say a 38-year-old man is facing felony theft charges after a sample of his hair revealed DNA that led to his arrest.
Daniel Foxcroft, of Racine, was charged Wednesday in Racine County Circuit Court with one felony count of retail theft and one misdemeanor count of bail jumping. If convicted, he faces up to 4-1/3 years in prison and/or up to $20,000 in fines.
According to the criminal complaint, a KMart employee and a customer on Oct. 6 observed a white male – later identified as Foxcroft – who took a variety of items past the last point of purchase and loaded them into a black, Jeep. Both witnesses relayed the plate number to officers, so investigators contacted the owner, but he was at work at the time of the crime.
Police say the vehicle owner allowed them to search the Jeep, where they found a baseball hat that matched the description given to officers the day of the theft. A hair sample was sent to the state crime lab, and results returned Nov. 18 identified Foxcroft as the subject who stole electronics valued at $779.97:
- 43-inch Samsung LED TV
- 43-inch Seiki LCD TV
- 32-inch sound bar
Foxcroft remains in the Racine County Jail on a $300 cash bond and will next be in court Dec. 8 for his preliminary hearing.