We’re always impressed with the way some sketch artists can capture a person’s description of a man or woman following a crime. We wonder if we’d be able to recall enough details for a police artist to do an accurate enough sketch, and just how close to real life the sketch in question actually is when it’s released to the public.
Well, after having seen this digital police sketch from Warwickshire, U.K., we now have 100 per cent faith in the accuracy of such images — especially in the wake of technological advances. Who wouldn’t, after seeing what can only be a perfect representation of this man, who is wanted in connection with a February robbery?
Obviously the man is a distant relative of a Snapchat filter of The Joker, what with his surreal grin and salt-and-pepper beard. He’s also invoking some serious Joe Rogan vibes with his toque and Photoshop-worthy brows, proving that he’s probably into UFC and podcasts when he isn’t burglarizing people.
— Warwickshire Police (@warkspolice) April 3, 2018
Police used an electronic facial identification technique (e-fit) to put together an image of the guy, who along with another man, pretended to be an employee from a housing association in order to gain access to apartments in the Stratford-upon-Avon area. According to reports, he and the other man distracted one woman and tried to steal some cash from her unit, but when she realized what was happening she asked them to leave and called the cops.
To help catch the suspect, police then released his e-fit image to social media, where tons of people weighed in on the search, naturally.
— Typhoon Randee (@TyphoonRandee) April 3, 2018
I know his sister 😳 pic.twitter.com/eWa6jFISx4
— dodgyrunner (@SDivitt) April 3, 2018
I saw his dog on the turnpike today pic.twitter.com/DiUdj2MtwD
— Shelly Splainin’ 🙋🏻♀️ (@sheLLbeLL_xo) April 3, 2018
— Jory (@jbrumler) April 3, 2018
— Keith MacPherson (@KeithMac733) April 4, 2018
Found him pic.twitter.com/tInVLZbejS
— nathan chappell (@Chapps100) April 3, 2018
— Lancelot Paterson (@LancePaters1) April 3, 2018
We mean, you can’t blame people for being smart asses about the whole thing, even if this guy — whatever he really looks like — did try to commit a serious crime.
No worries though, because with a digital image like this, we’re sure it’s only a matter of time before the perp is caught. Technology, #amirite?
Personally I’m still waiting for police to track down this villain.. pic.twitter.com/nQUIwjYYxo
— Joe Oliver (@joe_oliver) April 3, 2018