Guilt was all over their faces…in the form of black magic marker.
Police received a call Friday November 2009 that two men with hooded sweatshirts and painted faces had tried to break into a man’s home in Carroll. Responding units found the vehicle described by the caller and stopped a car matching the description. They were taken aback by the men in the vehicle. CNN reported that,
There were no ski masks or stockings pulled over their heads; instead, Matthew Allan McNelly, 23, and Joey Lee Miller, 20, streaked their faces with permanent black marker.
Carroll Police Chief Cayler told CNN the strange disguises made it easier for his officers.
“We’re very skilled investigators and the black faces gave them right away,” Cayler said jokingly. “I have to assume the officers were kind of laughing at the time. I’ve never heard of coloring your face with a permanent marker.”
Allegedly the one of the perpetrators former girlfriend was seeing a man that lived in the house.
Anything for love, including prison. Carroll’s Police Chief Cayler;