the worst photo-fit helps police to arrest suspect
November 26, 2009 4:27am CST
can you believe this? a drawing being mocked as the world's worst e-fit sketch has helped the bolivian police to track down a murder suspect! bolivian authorities released a crudely-drawn e-fit of a man believed to have taken part in the murder of a taxi driver. the sketch which was drawn by a female witness, even being compared to the wizard of oz's scarecrow. but eventually it still helps the police to arrest the suspect. is this some kind of miracle? what do you think? for more information: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worldnews/article-1230280/Police-issue-worlds-worst-photo-fit---works-Officers-nab-man-accused-murdering-taxi-driver.html
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26 Nov 09
Wait a minute ... I can't be certain, but ... isn't the real person behind that e-fit mock-up a BLACK MAN????!!!! I think the answer to this is, it's actually the best e-fit ever. The killer was wearing a paper mask made out of his daughter's "This is my Daddy" school art project when he did the job. All you had to do was line up the suspects, and see whose kid did the nearest job. Sorted. Bolivia - the country where crime is so rare, burglars still wear striped shirts and eye masks. "Yes, but madam - APART from the incredibly bad toupee mullet, did he have any distinguishing characteristics?" "Well, he was carrying a bag marked 'swag,' officer." "Ah-HAH! Sidney, get the Llamas out, we're going on a raid..."
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29 Nov 09
The killer was wearing a paper mask made out of his daughter's "This is my Daddy" school art project when he did the job. All you had to do was line up the suspects, and see whose kid did the nearest job. hi jazzsue58! you are full of thoughts! this is so funny & i really laugh out loud!
26 Nov 09
Hehehe.. it's like a child's drawing. I thought the crime investigators have 'expert' sketchers to do their thing?? Anyhow, I was pondering on it a little bit more, and perhaps the hair got him out, I mean the eyes nose and other features are 'common' but the hair indeed is something that strikes out.
26 Nov 09
hahaha, im skeptical about this story... there is no way someone can be identified via a sketch like that! i mean, i think i can draw a lot better than that, but then even a broken clock is tells the right time twice a day. so maybe it could happen. it just boggles me how they pulled it off? have a nice day HAHAHAHA LOL
26 Nov 09
That sounds a bit weird don’t you think? I don’t see how anyone can be identified from a drawing like that! Perhaps it was one of those things that were just meant to be and he was supposed to be caught, in other words, a strange coincidence that the actual guy was apprehended. It is certainly a bizarre story...
9 Dec 09
Woah! That drawing really looked like a child's scrawl. But I guess it doesnt really have to be life like. As long as it can be distinguishable and there are witnesses who can crudely assess whether the real person that they suspected was the actual killer, then I guess simple shapes can really help. I dont think its a miracle. Just great deducting skills from their police, plus a few eyewitnesses.
• Boise, Idaho
28 Nov 09
No. No miracle. Just justice at its best. Usually they aren't lucky enough to have witnesses that will even try to draw a valid picture. I think it was great of the witness to come forward with the picture whether it was a Monalisa or not. At she was trying to do what she could. More than alot of people do now days.
27 Nov 09
YEah, i have seen this article on yesterday's papers too.. haha =D I have seen th drawing, and it's actually quite cute as well as cartoon like!! lol =D BUt it's as sketch after all, and she's not a professional artist.. IT's more than good enough to show the right features of the murder suspect!! lol =D And how many of us, can really draw, like her?? MAybe we are much worse?? lol =D AT least for me!! hehe
• Garden Grove, California
27 Nov 09
hi victory it is a scratchy sort of drawing but maybe the very crudeness of it matched the wrong doer in some way and again maybe it was a miracle as we do not know just how miracles happen any way. It could be that that odd hair gave the bad guy away really quickly.
• United States
26 Nov 09
Personally, I am always amazed when they catch anyone based on a sketch. But I will admit that this one is one of the worst that I have ever seen. Then there is always the description of suspects that you hear on the news: white man, mid-30's, 5 feet 6, wearing a tan jacket. Huh? How do you catch anyone based on a description like that? And surveillance videos? Can you possibly get worst pictures? All blurry and out of focus. In my opinion, it is a miracle anyone ever gets caught at all.