We have often discussed the uncertain art of taking a mugshot and whether it is better to smile or leave an expressionless face. Merrick David Isaacks, 19, went with the happy image approach which seems wildly out of place with his alleged crime: shooting cyclists for fun with a shotgun
Isaacks is now charged with aggravated assault for allegedly firing a shotgun at a cyclist from a car. He reportedly told police that he just wanted to “blow off steam.” However, that cathartic exercise left Alonso Solis-Mata with shotgun pellets in his back, shoulder, and other locations. That included pellets in his brain stem.
Isaacks is facing two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and is being held on a $250,000 bail.