CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - If you saw someone commit a crime, could you give an accurate suspect description to police?
Sounds easy enough, but police tell WBTV eyewitness testimony tends to be vague and inaccurate.
And get this, according to the Innocence Project, eyewitness misidentification is the single greatest cause of wrongful convictions nationwide, playing a role in 72% of convictions overturned through DNA testing.
The American Psychology Association reports that eyewitnesses struggle to give accurate details because of the stress and anxiety they experience during the crime.
Also, witnesses tend to focus on the weapon instead of the person holding the weapon, according to the American Psychology Association.
In tonight's Think Fast report, we did an experiment, testing the eyewitness testimony to two volunteers. We also asked our viewers at home to play along. Click on the left sidebar to test your skills.