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'Muppet Police Sketch' Mocked by Internet Leads to Arrest. Who's Laughing Now?
shine.yahoo.com ^ | FRI JAN 31, 2014 | ELISE SOLE

Posted on 01/31/2014 6:01:27 PM PST by posterchild

A police sketch that was publicly mocked for its resemblance to a Muppet actually helped nab a suspect earlier this week in Texas.

The drawing of the man was based on the description given to a forensic artist by two unidentified victims: a 77-year-old woman and her 57-year-old daughter, who were robbed at knifepoint in broad daylight.

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1 posted on 01/31/2014 6:01:27 PM PST by posterchild
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To: posterchild

He does kinda look like the sketch.


2 posted on 01/31/2014 6:02:51 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek
He does kinda look like the sketch.

If the eyes had of been a bit further apart and he put a beard on the sketch, it actually would have been fairly close.

3 posted on 01/31/2014 6:07:37 PM PST by hecticskeptic
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To: cripplecreek

If I were him, I would have struck a deal with the police to turn myself in return for them agreeing to destroy all copies of that sketch.


4 posted on 01/31/2014 6:08:29 PM PST by vbmoneyspender
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To: posterchild

It doesn’t look anything like him.


5 posted on 01/31/2014 6:08:39 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: posterchild; Revolting cat!
Can't say it is that accurate of a likeness. He looks like a man. (as the saying goes).


6 posted on 01/31/2014 6:10:04 PM PST by a fool in paradise ("Health care is too important to be left to the government.")
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To: posterchild

7 posted on 01/31/2014 6:11:25 PM PST by null and void (<--- unwilling cattle-car passenger on the bullet train to serfdom)
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To: vbmoneyspender
Another person of interest is relieved.


8 posted on 01/31/2014 6:11:46 PM PST by a fool in paradise ("Health care is too important to be left to the government.")
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To: null and void

Take a look at my profile page.


9 posted on 01/31/2014 6:12:08 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: posterchild

Come on! A small narrow nose versus wide with large nostrils? A thin line of a mouth versus fat thick lips?

My thinking is they deliberately un-African-Americanized the drawing.


10 posted on 01/31/2014 6:12:12 PM PST by Alas Babylon!
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To: a fool in paradise

Isn’t that portrait a sufficient life sentence punishment?


11 posted on 01/31/2014 6:15:52 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious! We reserve the right to serve refuse to anyone!)
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To: Alas Babylon!
Be on the lookout for Jot.


12 posted on 01/31/2014 6:18:51 PM PST by a fool in paradise ("Health care is too important to be left to the government.")
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To: posterchild

Eyes, nose and lips don’t even come close...

I think the story is BS.


13 posted on 01/31/2014 6:20:35 PM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: a fool in paradise

What kind of sketch “artist” draws human eyes like that?! Did the victims mention that they thought he might be an “illegal alien”, and the artist just went with “alien”?


14 posted on 01/31/2014 6:20:53 PM PST by Sicon ("All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others." - G. Orwell x)
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To: posterchild
i was sorta thinking......along the lines of


15 posted on 01/31/2014 6:22:33 PM PST by MeshugeMikey ("When you meet the unbelievers, strike at their necks..." -- Qur'an 47:4)
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To: MeshugeMikey

LOL!!


16 posted on 01/31/2014 6:36:52 PM PST by Ladysmith (Every time another lib loses its job, an angel gets its wings.)
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To: Ladysmith

the sketch ....

I dunno Ive long thought of myself as very visually acute perceptive type,and can see very little resemblance whatsoever between the drawing and the perp

perhaps its was drawn in shorthand!!

it looks like something joey biden might draw during an important meeting


17 posted on 01/31/2014 6:41:52 PM PST by MeshugeMikey ("When you meet the unbelievers, strike at their necks..." -- Qur'an 47:4)
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To: Alas Babylon!

Meanwhile the Geniuses at U Minn want to remove identifying race in descriptions of suspects....

http://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2014/01/29/u-students-want-crime-alerts-to-avoid-using-racial-descriptions/#comments


18 posted on 01/31/2014 6:54:57 PM PST by Kozak ("Send them back your fierce defiance! Stamp upon the cursed alliance! To arms, to arms in Dixie!)
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To: a fool in paradise

I’d say his lips and how they’re drawn are the two extremes of the scale.


19 posted on 01/31/2014 7:03:08 PM PST by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: posterchild

Cue that “DUMM-DUMM-DA-DUMM DUMM - MANANANA! DUMM-DUMM DA DUMM” theme song from the Muppets.


20 posted on 01/31/2014 7:06:42 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist (15 years of FReeping! Congratulations EEE!!)
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To: posterchild
I agreed with those who thought the drawing was very cartoon-like and unlikely to resemble the real suspect.

Within a couple of hours my wife and I were watching one of the true crime shows and I'll be darned if they didn't have a guy on the show who looked very much like the drawing, with a very round head, thin lips, and barely visible eyebrows.

I think the police should track down this guy just in case.

21 posted on 01/31/2014 7:26:44 PM PST by William Tell
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22 posted on 01/31/2014 7:40:00 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: posterchild

If eyewitness identification by these two is all they got the guy walks.


23 posted on 01/31/2014 7:43:31 PM PST by Starstruck (If my reply offends, you probably don't understand sarcasm or criticism...or do.)
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To: Kozak

Of course the perpetually offended victim class is at the heart of that request/accusation.


24 posted on 02/01/2014 5:39:11 AM PST by jurroppi1
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To: Daffynition

“Ecce homo” lives on...


25 posted on 02/02/2014 10:15:40 PM PST by beaversmom
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To: a fool in paradise

lol


26 posted on 02/02/2014 10:15:59 PM PST by beaversmom
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To: posterchild

His bail was less than ONE FOURTH of that of Dinesh D’Souza...!


27 posted on 02/02/2014 10:21:31 PM PST by gaijin
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To: beaversmom

Heh. What do the Paris, Texas, Police know about art?


28 posted on 02/02/2014 11:26:14 PM PST by Daffynition ("If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right." ~ Henry Ford)
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