Police in Ohio charged a suspect in the kidnapping and beating of an elderly couple aftersharp-eyed cops matched the Biblical message on his wristband to the letters imprinted on the car door of the couple's stolen SUV.
The backward imprint of the Biblical verse from the book of Ephesians was left on the car door when the suspect allegedly reached inside to grab the car keys in the ignition, The Cincinnati Enquirer's Kimball Perry reported.
The victims, ages 80 and 78, were beaten and forced to withdraw money from a bank in July after they discovered two men trying to steal their car in front of their home.
Police investigating the robbery in Amberley Village, Ohio, noticed the odd imprint "6:10" pressed into the car door, said Assistant Hamilton County Prosecutor Gus Leon, the newspaper reported.
"There is a lift," he said. "It's almost like a fingerprint."
Puzzled at first, detectives eventually traced the numbers to Ephesians, Chapter 6, verses 10 and 11, which notes that God has given man the armor needed for protection from the evils of Satan:
Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might.
Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil.
Officers put it all together after bringing in 19-year-old Darian Lawrence for questioning about unsolved armed robberies of pizza drivers in the area, the Enquirer reported.
As Lawrence was being interviewed, police noticed that he was wearing a black, rubbery bracelet on his wrist.
When they asked what was on it, Lawrence answered: Ephesians 6:10.
Court documents showed that Lawrence confessed to the robbery after a search of his home turned up evidence tying him to the case, although he and a second man arrested in the case have pleaded not guilty.