Surprise: Ridiculed Police Sketch Gets the Job Done
Police in Texas arrest suspect in robberies
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Feb 1, 2014 11:06 AM CST
Glenn Edwin Rundles, along with the police sketch.   (Lamar County Sheriff's Office)

(Newser) – The world laughed a few weeks back when the Lamar County Sheriff's Office in Texas issued a sketch of a suspect sought in an armed robbery—because it looked more like a Muppet than a human, explains the Houston Chronicle. (It's either among the "greatest" or the "worst" police sketches of all time, says BuzzFeed and the Independent, respectively.) Well, the world isn't laughing anymore. Or at least, it's not laughing at the sketch artist, just the newly arrested suspect.

Police in Paris, Texas, arrested Glenn Edwin Rundles, 32, when an officer familiar with him thought he fit the bill. Rundles is accused of robbing two women at knifepoint, and it was their descriptions that informed the composite sketch. Rundles apparently saw a similarity, too. "He started to try and hide his identity after he saw the sketch in the papers, and even had the tattoo on his neck covered up with another design," says a local deputy.

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WLeoB
Feb 2, 2014 10:17 AM CST
1. For the doubters, just search "The Armed Citizen" to see how many times a month a homeowner, citizen on the street or store clerk either: a) Scare away, b) Wound or c) Improve the gene pool by removing a would be attacker from it. That's because they either had access to or carried a firearm and knew how to use it. 2. The general public is ignorant of these cases, like those below, because our liberal media censors those stories out as not newsworthy. In the last two weeks none of the four cases below made the news other than local papers. What your press is NOT reporting: a) January 29, 2014. clerk was working his shift at the convenience store of a Sunoco gas station in Knoxville County, Tenn. when an armed robber entered and demanded cash. The clerk responded by retrieving a gun, which prompted the robber to flee. b) January 23, 2014. 63-year-old homeowner and his wife had just returned to their home in Olympia, Wash. when the couple heard suspicious noises coming from the second floor of the house. The homeowner retrieved a handgun, went to investigate, and happened upon an intruder, who attempted to attack him. The homeowner responded by firing at the intruder, striking him in the leg and ending the confrontation. Following the shooting, the criminal was taken to a local hospital where his wounds were described as non-life-threatening. Police have no intent to charge the homeowner, with Thurston County Sheriff’s Sgt. Ken Clark stating, “The suspect is the one who escalated the incident beyond what initially started.” c) January 15, 2014: A man was at his home in Houston, Texas when an intruder attempted to gain access to the house by using a piece of concrete to smash a front window. When the resident became aware of the attempted intrusion he retrieved a gun and fired at the criminal, striking him in the stomach. When the wounded home invader tried to pursue the resident, the homeowner fired at the criminal a second time, striking him in the hand and ending the intrusion. d) January 14, 2014: A resident of Henrico County, Va. travelled to a housing complex to look at a car that had been listed for sale. When the resident arrived, he was met by a pair of men who robbed him of his car keys and cash at gunpoint. But before the thieves were able to make off with his car, the resident was able to retrieve a shotgun from his vehicle and force the criminals to flee. 3. Ergo, just like under Lenin, Stalin & Mussolini, censorship in the press keeps the plebeians ignorant of what is happening "on the streets." We have a free press, but around 90% of printed newspapers in the USA are owned and the content controlled (censored) by Gannett. In case you wondered, they are a major contributor to the Democratic party.
iq145
Feb 1, 2014 11:54 PM CST
The drawing is not quite right. They should've made the face a bit wider. Other than that, looks just like him...
TwoSheds
Feb 1, 2014 8:01 PM CST
Neck tattoo pretty much gives away the show