TV Host Puts Up Mugshot That Looks Eerily Familiar
'That awkward moment...'
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 10, 2016 1:28 PM CST
A British news host bore a striking resemblance to the criminal he was discussing. And social media wasn't going to let that go uncommented on.   (Twitter)

(Newser) – "I'd say your presenter has some explaining to do," one man tweeted Monday. On that day's episode of Crimewatch—a news program that's run for years on the BBC—host Jason Mohammad put up a mugshot of Viktor Lakatos, who was recently sentenced to 18 years in prison for assaulting an elderly woman, the Metro reports. But Mohammad might as well have put up a photo of himself. British viewers quickly took to social media to point out the resemblance between the host and the criminal.

According to the Telegraph, the first person to point out the uncanny resemblance was actually a police officer, who tweeted a screenshot with the caption "That awkward moment..." Another tweet read: "This presenter on crime watch is starting to sweat." The Telegraph states Mohammad seemed "oblivious" to his resemblance to Lakatos during the show. But after it became a "Twitter phenomenon"—in the words of New York Magazine—he weighed in on how he kept a straight face: "I am professional." (A wanted man sent cops a selfie to replace his "terrible" mugshot.)