By Savannah Smith  |  04-04-2018   News
Photo credit: @warkspolice | Twitter

At first glance, the photo may appear like the product of some funny photo filter. It may elicit some laughs and smiles, but as bizarre as it may look , believe it or not, the photo is actually a police sketch of a toothy burglar. As it is high on entertainment value, predictably the photo quickly went viral.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">We&#39;ve issued an efit for of a suspect in a distraction burglary in Stratford in February. If you have any information please contact us. <a href="https://t.co/NipFniL1ed">https://t.co/NipFniL1ed</a> <a href="https://t.co/oGiYfxIi2e">pic.twitter.com/oGiYfxIi2e</a></p>&mdash; Warwickshire Police (@warkspolice) <a href="https://twitter.com/warkspolice/status/981154696319684610?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">April 3, 2018</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

The said image has been shared thousands of times with most of social media users poking fun at the sketch. The Warwickshire Police were candid enough to say they anticipated the attention the photo will get, along with the jokes it will elicit. They said they don’t mind, so long as it will help make their crime-solving challenges easier if the photo will help the public identify one of the suspects.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">We can confirm that this is real and that we anticipated the attention! But jokes aside, it was created from a description provided and it&#39;s serious as a woman was victim of a horrible crime. Hopefully the attention will mean we identify the offender/bring him to justice quicker</p>&mdash; Warwickshire Police (@warkspolice) <a href="https://twitter.com/warkspolice/status/981194926808555521?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">April 3, 2018</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

The photo is a real computer rendering of a burglary suspect in the United Kingdom. Authorities used an electronic facial identification technique, or “e-fit” to create a computer render of the suspect’s face based on the given descriptions of his features.

Police Officers said two men managed to get inside a woman’s apartment in Stratford-upon-Avon, England on February 5. One of the men distracted the 40-year-old woman while the other went around the residence to look for and steal her money. When the victim realized what was actually going on, she instructed the men to leave her residence at once, which they did but they took away with them an unspecified amount of cash. It is not clear how exactly they tricked the woman into letting them inside her home without initially raising suspicions.

Social media users responded to the Twitter posts of Warwickshire Police, and while not losing sight of the importance of the post, they couldn’t help but squeeze it for all the harmless laughs and fun it can generate. Already, more than three thousand are commenting alone, not to count the more than twenty thousand people sharing and more than thirty thousand liking the posts.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">You must have great dental coverage across the pond.</p>&mdash; Cynthia White 🌊 (@CyntWhite) <a href="https://twitter.com/CyntWhite/status/981489481042808832?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">April 4, 2018</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Never underestimate word of mouth. <br><br>Yes, I&#39;ll show myself out.</p>&mdash; CAD (@CtrlAltDoh) <a href="https://twitter.com/CtrlAltDoh/status/981563450492096512?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">April 4, 2018</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">I mean, at least the guy became a meme. It was worth it. <a href="https://t.co/rzStOhghbK">pic.twitter.com/rzStOhghbK</a></p>&mdash; emily 💫 (@pure_howell) <a href="https://twitter.com/pure_howell/status/981317747098431488?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">April 3, 2018</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Good luck <a href="https://t.co/0DgBDoylVB">pic.twitter.com/0DgBDoylVB</a></p>&mdash; Tamara Blevins 🙄 (@TamsBS) <a href="https://twitter.com/TamsBS/status/981387774094987264?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">April 4, 2018</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">I&#39;m so sorry for the poor woman, and I hope you find the perp. I also must confess… I haven&#39;t laughed hysterically in ages. Still laughing. Sorry, but you obviously realized everyone would!</p>&mdash; just L (@justL1209) <a href="https://twitter.com/justL1209/status/981371788302082048?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">April 4, 2018</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

After the laughs and the social media attention, the police are hoping the public will get down to work and help them identify and locate the suspect. Anyone with serious-this time- and useful information is requested to contact Crimestoppers UK immediately.

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https://thegoldwater.com/news/17865-Cartoonish-Sketch-of-Suspects-Now-Key-in-Solving-Crimes-for-PA-Police

Source:

http://fox13now.com/2018/04/04/yes-this-is-a-real-police-sketch-of-a-wanted-suspect/

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Anonymous No. 22348 1522887500

ROFL, is this for real?

Lynn rost No. 22349 1522887573

As funny as he may look i feel for the ones who had to go though what they did.. and want to say i feel for them ..Hope they catch this guy soon..

Anonymous No. 22350 1522888166

They should use this photo for is prison ID

Anonymous No. 22353 1522888650

wondering what lipstick shade he used…

Anonymous No. 22356 1522889531

False teeth.

Anonymous No. 22370 1522898386

He should be arrested soon, make the viral thing bring some good.

Anonymous No. 22457 1522985623

UK police getting cheesy huh. Whatever makes the work gets done I guess.

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