Once again, a picture is worth a thousand words. But I’m not sure that in this case, two pictures are worth two thousand words!
First, the story, from True’s 29 November 2009 issue:
Police in Carroll, Iowa, got a “hot” call — two men were trying to break into an apartment. Responding officers saw a vehicle matching the getaway car’s description leaving the scene and stopped it. They were pretty sure they had their men: witnesses said the burglars had blacked-out faces, and sure enough the occupants of the car did. But rather than use facepaint, Matthew Allan McNelly, 23, and Joey Lee Miller, 20, had used permanent markers to blacken their faces. Both were arrested on burglary charges, and McNelly was charged with driving while intoxicated. (Carroll Daily Times Herald) …No fair! That was from the fumes!
And the photos? That’s right: their mug shots.
|Marked Men: Apparently they thought permanent markers would make a good disguise. Instead, it made identification really easy. McNelly is on the left, Miller is on the right. (Photos: Carroll Police Dept.)|
Can you say “Freakingly stupid obliviots”? I knew you could.
And hey, what’s McNelly supposed to be? Batman?!!? Does that make Miller the Boy-I-Wonder-About?
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