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Mass Shooting Suspect Grins in Mug Shot

Roberto Silva accused of killing 2, hospitalizing 2 in Omaha

(Newser) - A man accused in a shooting at an Omaha fast-food restaurant that left two dead and two hospitalized smiled widely in the mug shot taken after his arrest. Roberto Silva, 23, is accused of the shooting at a Sonic drive-in Saturday night, according to multiple outlets; the New York Daily ...

Bill Cosby Smiles in New Mugshot
Bill Cosby Smiles
in New Mugshot

Bill Cosby Smiles in New Mugshot

New photo taken as part of routine procedure

(Newser) - Bill Cosby is wearing a mask around his neck and a smile on his face in his new mugshot. TMZ reports it was a routine photo update; Cosby was simply due for a new one. The picture was snapped Sept. 4 at the SCI Phoenix state prison in Pennsylvania, where...

Phil Spector Has New Look in Latest Mugshot

Rock producer turned 80 in prison this week

(Newser) - Phil Spector, legendary music producer and convicted murderer, turned 80 on Thursday—and he is almost unrecognizable in a new California Department of Corrections mugshot, CNN reports. The bizarre wigs—and the haunted look—he sported during his two trials for the murder of Lana Clarkson are gone. Instead, Spector...

Sheriff's Office Pleads for Kindness Over Guy's Mugshot

Commenters were saying not so nice things about Orlando Lopez's appearance

(Newser) - Orlando Lopez is facing a slew of drug charges after North Carolina sheriff's investigators stopped his car and allegedly found meth and cocaine inside, but the sheriff still wants you to be nice to him. Due to Lopez's appearance, the 43-year-old's mugshot got quite a bit of...

School Pooper's Lawsuit Says Mug Shot Ruined His Life

Ex-superintendent is suing police

(Newser) - A former New Jersey school superintendent accused of defecating daily on or near a high school track near his home says police wrecked his reputation and ruined his life by releasing his mug shot, according to a lawsuit filed in federal court Tuesday. Former Kenilworth Public Schools Superintendent Thomas Tramaglini—...

School Pooper Says Cops Were 'Malicious, Unlawful'

Thomas Tramaglini takes issue with release of his mugshot

(Newser) - A former school superintendent who made headlines after he was charged with defecating on another high school's track has asked New Jersey's attorney general to investigate whether police acted unlawfully when they took his mugshot and released it to the media. In a letter to Attorney General Gurbir...

Cops: Photo Differences Were 'Plainly Obvious'

Smoking Gun website impressed with mugshot of Julian Mitchell

(Newser) - We've just begun February, but the Smoking Gun already thinks that the booking photo of a Nashville man is a contender for mugshot of the year. The honors go to 20-year-old Julian Mitchell, who police say tried to use another man's debit card in a bar. When asked...

Here's What Scott Peterson Looks Like Now

Convicted killer hasn't changed much since 2011

(Newser) - Scott Peterson looks to be aging well on death row at California's San Quentin prison. In a new mugshot, the man convicted of killing his pregnant wife, Laci Peterson, and her unborn son on Christmas Eve 2002, looks much the same as in his last mugshot , taken in 2011,...

DUI Suspect Has No More Smile After New Manslaughter Charge

Angenette Welk's first booking photo made headlines but she's no longer smiling

(Newser) - A Florida woman who flashed a big grin in a mugshot following a car crash and DUI arrest now faces a new charge and prison time after a crash victim died, the AP reports. News outlets report 44-year-old Angenette Marie Welk didn't smile when a new mugshot was taken...

Turning a Mugshot Into a Business Opportunity

A hairdresser in North Carolina knew opportunity when she saw it

(Newser) - Shia Yearwood knows how to spin bad news into good business. On Jan. 3, the Charlotte, NC, native was taken into police custody on a misdemeanor charge, after which her mugshot was posted to the website Charlotte Mugshots and its Twitter page. That's when Yearwood, a professional hairdresser, decided...

Manson's New Mugshot: Same Scowl, Less Hair

82-year-old mass murderer last posed for the prison cameras in 2014

(Newser) - A lot can change in three years, and in Charles Manson's case, that includes the status of his coif. A new mugshot (the first since 2014) has been released for the 82-year-old convicted mass murderer, and the New York Daily News notes Manson has a lot less hair, though...

Suspect Complains About Bad Mugshot, Is Arrested

'Not a very flattering mugshot; I'd appreciate it if you'd take this post down'

(Newser) - Vanity, thy name is Wayne. The BBC reports police in Wales arrested a man after he asked them to take down his mugshot because it wasn't a good photo of him. According to the Telegraph , 35-year-old Wayne Esmonde was wanted in connection with a July 18 assault, and the...

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...

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...

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....

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...

'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...

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...

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...

'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...

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