Terrible Tattoos: 5 Craziest Crimes of the Week

10K aluminum cans make an appearance on this week's list
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 29, 2016 5:09 AM CDT
Updated Jul 29, 2016 8:51 AM CDT

(Newser) – A robbery suspect whose tattoos are getting the Maybelline treatment and a man who boarded a plane without a ticket—or ID—factor into this week's craziest crimes.

  • Taxpayers Funding Robbery Suspect's Makeup Artist: Each morning this week, Bayzle Morgan was transferred from the Clark County Detention Center to a Las Vegas courthouse where a makeup artist spent two hours making his skin look unmarked—and taxpayers are footing the bill. After numerous potential jurors said they couldn't give the robbery suspect a fair trial, Judge Richard Scotti ordered Morgan's facial and neck tattoos be covered with makeup at a budgeted cost of $1,200. Here's a rundown of his many ill-advised tattoos.
  • Man Drives 10K Cans to Michigan, Faces Prison Time: About three months ago, Brian Everidge was stopped for speeding just north of Detroit. He was behind the wheel of a Budget box truck whose contents could land him in prison for up to five years: more than 10,000 aluminum cans. At 10 cents a pop, Everidge stood to get $1,000 in Michigan versus $0 in Kentucky, where he allegedly told the officer the cans came from. Here's what he's facing.

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  • Video Shows Guy Skip TSA Security, Board Plane: He didn't have a ticket, or even ID, yet a 25-year-old man was able to board a plane in Dallas last July. Authorities this week announced Damarias Cockerham, caught on surveillance video, walked through a security checkpoint at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport "without being stopped by a TSA agent" and boarded an American Airlines flight to Guatemala; once aboard, he spoke with his girlfriend for four minutes. Here's how he got through, what he told police about his girl problems, and the trouble he got in.
  • Cop Had Sex Nearly 100 Times While on the Job: A Wisconsin police officer didn't technically commit a crime, but he likely didn't stop many crimes either. John Worden has resigned after it was revealed last month that he had sex 98 times while on duty and spent four to six hours per work day on personal calls using his Hudson Police Department phone. During the entirety of 2015 he made just 27 arrests and gave 25 tickets, while earning $63,000. Things started to unravel for him in April.
  • Cops: Man Tumbles Out of Moving Car as Part of Extortion Scheme: In a scene resembling something out of a cheesy B-action movie, a man with his hands tied behind his back and a bag over his head fell out of a moving car on an Oregon highway over the weekend, the apparent victim of a kidnapping attempt. But investigators in Camas, just outside Portland, now say John McPhail was in on his own "abduction," all part of an attempt to extort ransom ... from his own mom.
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