?

Log in

No account? Create an account

Previous Entry | Next Entry

Racist e-fit

It’s 18 months since the shop down the road was fatally firebombed. At the time the police released this e-fit picture of the suspect:



It was based mainly on descriptions given by police officers since he had, perhaps rashly, decided to firebomb a shop opposite the local police station.

Here’s what the man responsible, who is a paranoid schizophrenic and will be detained indefinitely, actually looks like:



It’s odd, he doesn’t seem to be quite such a racist caricature in real life.

Comments

( 5 comments — Leave a comment )
chiller
Oct. 3rd, 2007 01:54 pm (UTC)
Doesn't the photofit version of him remind you of the baddies in "The Fifth Element"? And didn't they also blow stuff up?

I'm drawing too many conclusions from this.
lebeautemps
Oct. 3rd, 2007 01:59 pm (UTC)
Oh yeah.

Of course, the pics aren't going to match. He was clearly not taking his medication when the photo was taken.
monkeyssk8
Oct. 3rd, 2007 02:07 pm (UTC)
OMG, Ed's comments on the firebombing are the greatest thing ever. I love Ed.
lebeautemps
Oct. 3rd, 2007 02:11 pm (UTC)
The other thing is, of course, this could turn into that infamous Big Train sketch....(He had cynical eyes and uncertain lips?....did he arse)
Personally, his eyes have a touch of the Rushdie going on.
(Anonymous)
Oct. 4th, 2007 08:25 am (UTC)
It's all to do with screen resolution. Viewed in 16:8 ratio it looks just like him.
( 5 comments — Leave a comment )

Latest Month

December 2015
S M T W T F S
  12345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
2728293031  
Powered by LiveJournal.com
Designed by Lilia Ahner