Thursday, October 29, 2009

Doofus Of The Day #285

Today's award goes to Matthew Allan McNelly and Joey Lee Miller of Iowa. CNN reports:

Police received a call Friday night that two men with hooded sweatshirts and painted faces had tried to break into a man's home in Carroll, Iowa.

When police stopped a vehicle matching the caller's description blocks away, they were stunned by the men's disguises.

There were no ski masks or stockings pulled over their heads; instead, Matthew Allan McNelly, 23, and Joey Lee Miller, 20, streaked their faces permanent black marker.

Carroll Police Chief Cayler told CNN the strange disguises made it easier for his officers.

"We're very skilled investigators and the black faces gave them right away," Cayler said jokingly. "I have to assume the officers were kind of laughing at the time. I've never heard of coloring your face with a permanent marker."

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Cayler said he's been fielding calls about the case from news media outlets from all over the country -- mostly because of their funny-looking mug shots.

"I've been chief here almost 25 years, been with the department 28 1/2 years and I've seen a lot of things that make me laugh and weird things but this was probably the best combination of the two -- strangely weird and hilariously funny all at the same time."

There's more at the link, including a pair of priceless mug shots showing our two Doofi with permanent marker all over their faces. How they're going to get it off (or explain it to the other criminals in jail) I've no idea!



Dirk said...

It'll wear off, eventually. My daughter got hold of a Sharpie (tm) when she was 2, and more or less colored her whole body with it. Took about a week or so for it all to fade.

Anonymous said...

Not the sharpiest pair of criminals, eh?