Police Sketch Goes Hilariously Awry, But Netizens Believe They Know This Guy
By Mikelle Leow, 04 Apr 2018
Image via Warwickshire Police
Have you seen this face before? The Twitter account of the police department in Warwickshire, England, has shared a digital sketch—or an electronic facial identification technique (e-fit)—of a man with a toothy grin that may or may not be drawn to scale.
The wanted man, Joe Rogan, is believed to have been involved in a burglary with another person. While his accomplice did not receive a police sketch, Rogan has been undeliberately punished into becoming an internet meme.
Twitter users have been especially helpful with the investigation, and have communicated with the police about possible sightings of the suspect. In spite of their suggestions, it seems as if there hasn’t been a lead yet.
The Warwickshire police wrote in a follow-up tweet that it had anticipated attention from netizens and knew the image would be subjected to ridicule. “Hopefully the attention will mean we identify the offender [or] bring him to justice quicker.”
Theres something quite distinctive about this suspect, But i cant put my finger on it— Macfearghais (@macfearghais1) April 4, 2018
Did he have a dog? pic.twitter.com/XuM9nVYZF6— Nelstar (@TheStalker3324) April 3, 2018
Where could he have got that cunning disguise ? pic.twitter.com/WwRUMPLAsv— king chillout (@kingchillout) April 3, 2018
I know his sister 😳 pic.twitter.com/eWa6jFISx4— dodgyrunner (@SDivitt) April 3, 2018
Case is closed. I found your man in a pineapple under the sea. It was a real shocker. pic.twitter.com/dZ0lwJAw9K— emily 💫 (@pure_howell) April 3, 2018
This dude looks like Elmo when he imagined he had teeth😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/i0mhUh6YoH— Derek Bradley (@DatDiggityDerek) April 4, 2018
Distraction you say pic.twitter.com/azTiUbiwOg— Lee Williams (@TheLeeWilliams) April 4, 2018
We can confirm that this is real and that we anticipated the attention! But jokes aside, it was created from a description provided and it's serious as a woman was victim of a horrible crime. Hopefully the attention will mean we identify the offender/bring him to justice quicker— Warwickshire Police (@warkspolice) April 3, 2018
[via The Cut, images via various sources]
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