updated 11/22/2004 7:12:17 PM ET 2004-11-23T00:12:17

Convicted by dandruff.

That’s what Andrew Pearson can tell his cell mates after he was sentenced to 12 years for armed robbery.

The key evidence: 25 flakes of dandruff found in a stocking Pearson wore for a mask during a robbery eleven years ago.

Pearson was arrested in June after DNA testing matched his dandruff with a swab of his saliva. Based on that evidence, it took jurors just 75 minutes to convict him.

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