Mystery man charged in Chanhassen hostage nightmare


In 2006, a Chanhassen family of five was held overnight at gunpoint in their home by a man who forced them to withdraw money from banks and hand over the kids's allowance before fleeing the scene. The nightmare lasted 14 hours.

Now prosecutors have charged someone for the crime. Except they are only identified based on their DNA. In other words, a mystery man has been charged and now we just wait until he turns up.

This man better watch his back. If this man is ever arrested or jailed, it's likely he will have to give a DNA sample. Bam, you're busted. Mystery man no more.

This "John Doe" is charged with kidnapping, first-degree burglary, and aggravated robbery. The family was unharmed in the incident. More from the Star Tribune:

The DNA was discovered on items that the defendant touched in the home of David and Trisha Swift, including a water bottle that he drank from, according to the criminal complaint. He also drank from a wine bottle in the home.

Police have described the man as having pale white skin, 25 to 35 years old, about 5 feet 10 inches tall and 185 pounds, with blue eyes. He also had "perfectly white and straight teeth," according to the charges.

The man had a sawed-off rifle and a knife when he forced his way into the home the night of Nov. 9, 2006, of David Swift, 43, his wife, Trisha, 42, and their children.

The story is horrifying and sounds almost unreal. Read the full details here.