Not So Sharpie: Iowa Men Arrested After Allegedly Trying to Burglarize Apartment with Poor Man’s Mask

matthewmcnelly_joeymillerMatthew McNelly, 23, and Joey Miller, 20, have discovered that, since the days of highwaymen, the purpose of a mask in crime is not just to conceal your identity but to take off the mask when rejoining society. The two Iowa men used Sharpie markers to draw disguises on their faces — making them rather easy for the police to identify after allegedly trying to break into an apartment.

180px-Jolson_blackThe Carroll Police Department received a call about two men in black face and quickly pulled over the two in their car a couple blocks from the apartment building. They were immediately arrested on 2nd degree attempted robbery and unlawful imitation of Al Jolson.

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8 thoughts on “Not So Sharpie: Iowa Men Arrested After Allegedly Trying to Burglarize Apartment with Poor Man’s Mask”

  1. If’n I was a lawyer, I would try to get them boys off with the excuse that they was just startin’ Halloween a month early from reading the wrong calendar overleaf. As po’ boys, theys did not have funds for regular Halloween masks. The buds did not burgle the apartment, they was just trickin’ the place out ’cause nobody was home to treat them.

    Although Mathew and Joey’s orange jumpsuits do add to the festive spirit of Halloween for these two black masked pumpkin head bandits.

  2. I’d say they look like Laurel and “Hardly” competent.

    Our criminals just keep getting dumber and dumber. I’d guess the combined IQ of these two attempted robbers wouldn’t break three digits.

  3. Are we sure these guys aren’t from Texas? There is some serious brainpower at work with these two. The scary thought is one of them thought of this bright idea and the other one agreed to it. They are a match made in heaven.

  4. I think this may apply here:

    “Everyone is entitled to be stupid, but some abuse the privilege.

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