I Just Gotta Be Me
We've written time and time again about criminals being identified, incarcerated and databased by their often questionable display of tattoos, but this piece I discovered at Gizmodo this morning takes the cake.
They report that 19-year-old Joseph Eric Williams is the mastermind behind a wave of iPhone thefts in South Florida. However, while he's smart enough to pull off a string of tech-thefts, he doesn't appear to have been smart enough to not get an easily-identifiable facial tattoo before entering a life of crime: the words "I'M ME" over his left eye.
In an effort to evade police efforts, he might consider chaning it to read "I'M MEL" - though most American police officers (especially my Jewish brothers and sisters) are champing at the bit to throw a guy named Mel in the slammer.
My personal suggestion for Mr. Williams' potential cover-up, however, would be changing it to read "HI, MOM!" After all, it probably won't be long before we see his face again... on a local Miami-Dade news broadcast while being taken into custody.