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Displeased With This Photo, Teen Gives Police Better One

Amy Sharp provides smiling photo, halo emoji

(Newser) - The request was a polite one, if nothing else: "can you use this photo, please and thank you [haloed smiley emoji] Yours Truly Amy Sharp xx." Sharp allegedly posted that comment to Australia's 7 News Facebook post regarding her escape from police custody. The 18-year-old fled the... More »

Women Ham It Up for Mugshots After Alleged Assault

Facebook users aren't impressed

(Newser) - Mary Jordan was charged with assault and child endangerment last week in Bellevue, Ohio—but you wouldn't know it from her smiling mugshot. Police say Jordan and friends Ashley England and Sammie Whaley attacked a McDonald's worker in a restaurant parking lot on June 8 because they thought... More »

Mugshots in Stanford Rape Case Finally Released

As more than 200K want judge in Brock Turner case off the bench

(Newser) - The outrage over the Stanford University rape case isn't going away: A Change.org petition calling for Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge Aaron Persky to be removed from the bench for his lenient sentence in the case is gaining momentum and now has more than 200,000 signatures.... More »

Sex Assault Charge Leads to Sobbing Mugshot

Anthony Zingale allegedly held knife to woman for sex

(Newser) - There's nothing at all amusing about the serious charges a Wisconsin man is facing—but his mugshot is getting a few pokes on the Internet. Anthony Zingale, 19, is accused of threatening a Plymouth woman with a knife in a rape attempt at a house party Saturday night, the... More »

'Dreamy Mugshot Guy' Free Again, Mulls Next Steps

Jeremy Meeks entertaining offers after release from prison

(Newser) - From California inmate to actor? It seems anything is possible for the "dreamy mugshot guy" with piercing blue eyes and a teardrop tattoo. Less than two years after his mugshot went viral , Jeremy Meeks was released from prison on Tuesday where he was serving time for weapons charges and... More »

TV Host Puts Up Mugshot That Looks Eerily Familiar

'That awkward moment...'

(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... More »

Man Sends Cops Selfie to Replace 'Terrible' Mugshot

'We thank him for being helpful'

(Newser) - A wanted suspect—apparently embarrassed by the mugshot being circulated by Ohio police—sent them a selfie to replace it, the Palm Beach Post reports. Donald Pugh texted the new pic to police along with the message: "Here is a better photo that one is terrible." "We... More »

'Adorable' Suspected Drug Dealer Has DEA Agent Dad

Maybe she was smiling because she appreciates irony

(Newser) - It turns out the 19-year-old college student dubbed an "adorable drug kingpin" by the media is also the daughter of a veteran DEA agent, Death and Taxes reports. According to the Houston Chronicle , Sarah Furay was arrested in Texas last month after police allegedly found a good amount of... More »

Drug Bust Yields 'Happiest Mugshot in America'

Alleged kingpin, 19, wears arrest well

(Newser) - Meet Sarah Elizabeth Furay, a 19-year-old Texas teen who's now given us what the Houston Chronicle is dubbing the "happiest mugshot" in America. It's hard to see what brought out Furay's grin, after she was arrested Friday when College Station police used a search warrant to... More »

Guy Wears Stolen Shirt in Mugshot for Another Crime

And gets busted for that theft, as well

(Newser) - Derek Benson wore a sweatshirt that said "libre" ("freedom") on it for a 2014 mugshot, but he got quite the opposite after a man contacted police in Glastonbury, Conn., to report he had seen the mugshot and that Benson, 30, was wearing the victim's Coco Libre... More »

To Kill Rumors, Cops Release Hours of Sandra Bland Jail Video

They want to dispel theories she was dead before she got there

(Newser) - Authorities in Waller County, Texas, today took the unusual step of releasing hours of video of Sandra Bland in jail after her arrest. The reason was unusual as well—to debunk conspiracy theories that she was already dead when she arrived, reports USA Today . "We're hoping that by... More »

Jodi Arias Has a New Mugshot

She begins life sentence for murder

(Newser) - Jodi Arias has reported to prison in Arizona to begin serving her life sentence for murder, and she has a new mugshot. The image shows a stone-faced Arias dressed in an orange prison uniform. It's a sharp contrast from her original booking photo (see it here midway down the... More »

Woman Channels Inner 5-Year-Old for Mugshot

Linda MacDonald shows how she feels after being arrested for DUI in Vermont

(Newser) - Linda MacDonald was sent to adult timeout (the Vermont State Police's Brattleboro barracks) after she crashed her car into a fence Monday night and was subsequently arrested for drunk driving, CBS Boston reports. And, like a sullen toddler receiving a consequence, the 55-year-old Massachusetts woman posed for her mugshot... More »

Driver Is Apparently Shocked Over Arrest

Or Ashley Stabler is just goofing on the whole process

(Newser) - Ashley Stabler got booked for relatively nondescript reasons—suspended license, improper plates, no proof of insurance. But the 23-year-old's mugshot in Tulsa? It's the opposite of nondescript. For reasons that remain unexplained, either Stabler is genuinely shocked or she is pretending to be. The Smoking Gun first published... More »

'Dreamy Mugshot Guy' Headed to Prison

Oh the jailhouse letters Jeremy Meeks is likely to get...

(Newser) - "Dreamy mugshot guy" will soon be "dreamy California inmate." Jeremy Meeks, the man whose face launched a thousand Facebook comments last June ( sample : "I would rehabilitate him so hard"), was yesterday sentenced to 27 months in federal prison after having been convicted of... More »

Cops Used Black Teen's Mugshot as Shooting Target

North Miami Beach police claim no wrongdoing

(Newser) - A Florida family is up in arms after stumbling upon the mugshots of five black men used as targets by North Miami Beach Police snipers. Sgt. Valerie Deant of the Florida National Guard arrived at a shooting range in Medley for her annual weapons qualifications training last month to discover... More »

Guy Dressed as Fox Reporter Attacked on Halloween

By Sean Kory, new candidate for 'hot mugshot man'

(Newser) - A guy dressed as a Fox News reporter on Halloween experienced the downside of media politics when a stranger allegedly attacked him, yelling, "I hate Fox News!" What's more, the Fox-hater may be a new candidate for "hot mugshot man." Police say the victim was... More »

Woman Arrested Thanks to 'Unflattering' Facebook Pic

Monica Hargrove asked Columbus police to take it off their Facebook page

(Newser) - Ahh, vanity: It gets us every time. A 34-year-old Ohio woman was hit with robbery, aggravated-robbery, and kidnapping charges all thanks, in part, to an unflattering Facebook photo. Monica Hargrove drove a friend to pick up a prescription on Aug. 30, only to allegedly pull a gun on her, rob... More »

Rick Perry Selling T-Shirts With His Mugshot

Says he's 'wanted' for 'defeating Democrats'

(Newser) - Rick Perry not only thinks the abuse-of-power charges against him are a joke, he's reveling in them. His Super PAC, RickPAC, is now selling $25 T-shirts featuring the Texas governor's police mugshot, reports ABC News . The text reads that he's a "wanted" man "for securing... More »

Next for Dreamy Felon: Modeling Gig?

Jeremy Meeks has new Hollywood agent

(Newser) - Well, you knew this was coming: Jeremy Meeks, the dreamy criminal whose mugshot is making many people rethink their aversion to dating a felon, may have a future as a model. Hollywood talent agent Gina Rodriguez signed Meeks last week , and now numerous outlets including CBS Local say he's... More »

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