“Life’s hard. It’s even harder when you’re stupid.”- John Wayne
Mark of stupidity: Burglary suspects drew masks and beards on their faces using permanent marker pen
There was little to disguise what these two had been up to moments before police pulled them over.
Would-be burglars Matthew McNelly and Joey Miller’s masterplan had one tiny flaw –their ‘disguises’ comprised of masks drawn on their faces with permanent marker pen.
American police stopped their car after a witness reported two men ‘with painted faces’ were trying to break into a flat in Carroll, Iowa.
Marked men: Matthew McNelly, 23, and Joey Miller, 20, were arrested after trying to break into an apartment in Carroll, Iowa. Police found they had drawn masks and beards on their faces in permanent marker pen
The caller added that the pair were wearing dark, hooded tops and had driven off in a big white car.
Police soon spotted a 1994 Buick Roadmaster matching the description and stopped it at gunpoint.
Inside they found the two men, both of whom had what appeared to be masks, beards or moustaches scrawled on to their faces.
McNelly, 23, and Miller, 20, were both charged with attempted second-degree burglary and released on bail.
McNelly was also charged with drunk driving.
The pair are due in court next month. Hopefully the disguises will have washed off by then.
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worldnews/article-1223724/Burglars-Matthew-Allan-McNelly-Joey-Lee-Miller-drew-masks-beards-faces-using-permanent-marker-pen.html#ixzz0X1uaycNV