Thursday 16 June 2011

Gang Tattoo Leads To A Murder Conviction

Gang member Anthony Garcia spent years adding detail to the drawing of a Pico Rivera liquor store on his chest. Garcia's drawing commemorates a murder scene, complete with a prone Mr. Peanut-figure, riddled with bullets. In gang slang, the word peanut is used to derisively describe a rival gang member.

Unfortunately for Garcia, after he was taken back to a Los Angeles police station on suspicion of driving on a suspended license, a routine photograph of his tattoos helped convict him of the unsolved murder of John Juarez - the peanut he had permanently inked onto his upper body.

(thanks Jimmy)

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