Busted... For Having A Very Memorable Mugshot
A picture is worth a thousand words.
While many people have found themselves in trouble with the law, only a select few leave us with really memorable mugshots. InsideEdition.com takes a look at some of the best.
On Monday, 33-year-old Khamprasong Thammavong was arrested by Fresno Police after cops pulled him over and searched his house. Thammavong, a suspected gang member, was on probation.
Inside his home, they allegedly found a semi-automatic rifle, a semi-automatic handgun, law enforcement-type tactical gear, 38 marijuana plants and drug paraphernalia. He did not have a license to grow the cannabis and was busted on several gun and marijuana related felonies, according to police.
After posing for his mugshot, his heavily tattooed face made headlines. He pleaded not guilty to all charges.
In December, David Kalb of Pennsylvania was arrested after state troopers allegedly found 70 psychedelic mushroom plants and a small amount of marijuana inside his apartment.
But that didn't seem to bother Kalb, who was pictured grinning from ear to ear in his mugshot.
He was arraigned on charges of manufacturing and delivering a controlled substance, as well as possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. In February, he negotiated a guilty plea for his charges and is on parole after time served.
In 2009, a Long Island mother was busted for driving under the influence with her daughter in the car.
Nicole Marty was involved in a car accident that left then nine-year-old with a head injury, police said. In addition to the impaired driving charge, Marty was charged with child endangerment and possession of a controlled substance. She was also charged with harassment for injuring a police officer who was guarding at the hospital after the accident.
During her mugshot, she wanted her feelings documented – and flipped both birds to the camera.
She later pleaded guilty to drive while ability impaired by drugs and received three years’ probation with drug and alcohol conditions. She was also fined $500. In 2011, she violated her parole and, according to Suffolk County Courts, she was sentenced to 60 days in jail.
In October, a self-described Satanist facing murder charges was found dead in his North Carolina prison cell in an apparent suicide, authorities said.
Pazuzu Algarad, 36, was found unresponsive by correctional officers in Central Prison in Raleigh with a wound to one of his arms, according to the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office.
When he was arrested in 2014, he posed for a mugshot that showed off his tattoos for the camera.
In 2014, a tattoo artist named Ronnie Whitesell, also known as Tic Toc, told FOX 8 what the meaning behind Alagrad’s facial tattoos could mean.
According to Whitesell, the tattoo on his chin is a Polynesian Moko drawing. Those were placed on warriors during ceremonies or sacrifices to show tribal affiliation. The more tattoos one had, the higher ranking in the tribe they were.
The tattoo on his cheek is a Celtic knot, which was mostly worn by Vikings, according to Whitesell.
In 2012, Texas native Sean Carl Payne gave the world a mugshot to remember.
He was busted for public intoxication and when he went to pose for his booking photo, he was apparently so drunk that it took two officers to hold him up.
Payne paid a fine and was later released by police.
This Texas man’s temper was allegedly even scarier than his face.
Jacob Pauda, 30, was allegedly high on cocaine on February 8 when he accused his girlfriend of cheating on him and questioned if the baby was his, according to an arrest report filed by the City of Lubbock Police Department.
His mugshot, which shows off his heavily tattooed face, made headlines in March.
He faces charges including aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, deadly conduct and theft for the alleged February 8 attack.
He has not yet issued a plea and is due back in court on April 27, officials said. InsideEdition.com has reached out to his attorney for comment.
In October, a Florida man was arrested for driving under the influence after cops say he was obstructing traffic while on his motorized wheelchair.
Ronny Scott Hicks, 54, already had two prior DUI convictions, none involving a wheelchair, when he was arrested in Palm Bay. Police were called the scene after reports of an intoxicated man obstructing bridge traffic, according to reports.
When cops arrived, they said Hicks smelled of alcohol and had slurred speech. The man didn’t follow authorities’ instructions and refused a breathalyzer test, according to reports.
When he posed for a mugshot, his head was wrapped with blood seeping through the bandage.
After he was taken into custody and refused treatment for an open wound. He was held on $5,000 bond but released. According to the County Court Clerk, his case is still pending and he has not entered a plea. No attorney has been listed.
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