FT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami) – Ft. Lauderdale police went high tech to catch a crook after a rash of vehicle break-ins at the Beach Place parking garage.

Investigators parked a decoy vehicle in the garage, at 17 South State Road A1A, which was loaded with video surveillance, an alarm, and SmartWater CSI.

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SmartWater CSI is what you might call a crime fighting spray. When the alarm is triggered, it mist the chemical throughout the inside the vehicle. It leaves a harmless chemical which stains the skin and clothes. The spray is similar to DNA – in that it’s unique to each customer.

Saturday morning around 8:40 a.m. the vehicle’s alarm went off. Arriving officers found it had been burglarized and the SmartWater CSI had been deployed.

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Detectives with the Property Crimes department viewed the surveillance images and identified their suspect as 21-year old Michael Jackson, according to police.

Police tracked down Jackson and used a black light which reportedly revealed SmartWater CSI on his clothes and skin.

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Jackson was arrested and charged with one count of Burglary Conveyance – Unoccupied.