A student in Taiwan convinced the police that it was worth their time and resources to run an investigation to discover which of her roommates stole her yogurt.
Most of you reading this will know the pains of having roommates. Many of you might have them right now. You might be living in a student house or simply sharing an apartment with others in order to lower the cost of rent and other utilities. A good idea on the surface, but it comes with its downfalls.
One of the biggest downfalls is nothing really being your own. Whether they do it on purpose or by accident, there will come a time when something of yours inexplicably goes missing because one of your roommates used it. If you're lucky, it will be something as harmless and replaceable as a pint of milk or another consumable.
Clearly, not everyone views food as being replaceable like we do. A student in Taiwan recently called the police when she returned home to discover one of her five roommates had eaten one of her yogurts. TVBS reported that when none of the unnamed student's five roommates would own up to the crime of eating her $2 yogurt, she summoned the local authorities to weigh in and help out.
The most shocking part of this story is that the police obliged. An officer came to the house and even ran tests on the empty yogurt pot to try and find fingerprints. After those tests came back inconclusive, the five roommates were brought in so police could take DNA samples and run further tests, $500 worth of them to be exact. There was obviously no one weighing up whether this was all worth it.
The extensive tests led to the culprit eventually being discovered, and this bizarre tale then takes another turn. After all of that effort, the police and the victim weren't just going to say 'don't do it again'. The yogurt thief is actually having charges pressed against her, all for eating her roommate's $2 yogurt. If you're the kind to eat and drink things that don't belong to you in a shared house, make sure you don't have a roommate that'd call the police on you.