Boxer’s Bloody Nose Leads To Arrest For Armed Robbery

Bloody noses are commonplace in the sport of boxing, but for Toledo boxer Martin Tucker, a nosebleed suffered during a fight in April turned out to be more than unlucky. It was life-changing.

Tucker sustained a bloody nose during a bout in Toledo, and afterward Special Agent Robert Schmitz snagged a Q-Tip swab that had been used to clean Tucker’s nose. The DNA from the Q-tip matched DNA from a mask worn during a bank robbery in 2009.

According to the Detroit News, Tucker was arrested on Tuesday and charged with robbing a bank and using a firearm during a crime of violence.


Tucker’s arrest caps off a three-year search which started after two men stole $5,379 from a bank in July 2009. Authorities matched DNA for Quentin A. Sherer, who they believe to be one of the robbers, but they did not have a DNA match for Tucker. After seeing a photo of Sherer and Tucker on Myspace, the FBI began to investigate Tucker. The rest is history.

What can you say about this unexpected arrest of Martin Tucker for armed robbery? Do you think a lot of boxers (or professional sportsmen, for that matter) also engage in shady activities such as this? Share your opinions with us via the comment box below!

Source: Yahoo News

Image: Larry Brown Sports