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Online Commenters Ridicule Texas Agency's Composite Sketch

January 21, 2014  | 

Online critics have called this composite sketch a "cartoon." (Photo: Lamar County (Texas) Sheriff's Department)
Online critics have called this composite sketch a "cartoon." (Photo: Lamar County (Texas) Sheriff's Department)

Texas sheriff's deputies may find it tough to find an armed robber after they released what appears to be a cartoon character sketch of the suspect, the New York Daily News reports.

Lamar County Sheriff's Department issued the bizarre drawing after two women were robbed at knifepoint 11 a.m. Thursday in Paris.

Deputies hope the image will help jog people's memory and lead to the man's capture. But critics online have suggested that the composite — which police admit "is not a true description … only a likeness" — may actually hinder rather than help.

The man, who fled on foot after robbing cash from his victims, is 6-feet tall and has short black hair, a round face and tattoos on his arms and neck, reports EParisExtra.

The Texas news site has closed comments for the article.

 

Tags: Lamar County (Texas) Sheriff, Composite Sketches


Comments (7)

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MJB @ 1/21/2014 4:12 PM

I'm not an artist but I kinda see where they are coming from. I hope they catch the guy but have my doubts whether it will be as a result of this sketch.

Bill @ 1/21/2014 9:09 PM

I'm no critic, it doesn't look great, however, it is possible that the guy looks like this. I mean, in this line of work I have come across many people who could only be described as, "cartoonish."

Trigger @ 1/22/2014 4:34 AM

You can only sketch what the witness gives you.

Richard Hightower @ 1/22/2014 5:17 AM

Wouldn't it be funny if they catch the guy and it ends up that he DOES look a bit like the sketch.

John @ IA retired @ 1/22/2014 8:38 AM

Could it be possible that the witness said, "Yes, that's him. He looks exactly like that."

S.S. @ 1/22/2014 12:29 PM

Bet that's what lenny looks like...

Ima Leprechaun @ 1/23/2014 1:32 AM

It is what it is but its a start. At least you know people are looking at it. It's probably spot on too.

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