The Huffington Post Megan Griffo First Posted: 04/23/13 EDT Updated: 04/24/13 EDT
We'll let the judicial system decide who's committed a crime, but there's no doubt about who's guilty of having an amazing mug shot.
At the HuffPost Weird News, we sift through booking photos all day long. So for one to stick out, it has to be a doozy.
Just when we think we've seen it all, someone surprises us -- like the guy who stumbled out of an Applebee's and into police custody for allegedly harassing customers while dressed up like the Joker from "The Dark Knight."
In a flash, a police officer's booking photo immortalizes every run-in with the law. And cops don't care if you're having a bad hair day.
We bring you a salute to the all-time most memorable mug shots.
Why so serious? Chase was arrested after allegedly harassing Applebee's patrons in western New York while <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/02/08/aaron-chase-joker-applebees-jamestown_n_2645997.html" target="_blank">dressed as the Joker from "The Dark Knight."</a> He was taken to a hospital for psychiatric evaluation but not before snapping this unforgettable shot.
Hammer time? Kind of. Koenig allegedly <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/01/darron-lynn-koenig_n_2789920.html" target="_blank">threw hammers at construction workers</a> in Friendswood, Tex., before barricading himself in his a toolshed. Police eventually had to use tear gas and a Taser to subdue him.
Hoover let ladies at Barstool Sports' Blackout dance party know that he's "Down 2 Boink." He let police know too when he took this shot after being <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/28/garrett-michael-hoover-mugshot-down-2-boink_n_2204928.html" target="_blank">charged with disorderly conduct at the party in Myrtle Beach, S.C. </a>
Mitchell was arrested and charged with burglary after taking $87 in cash and change from a home in Lakeport, Tex. The real kicker? Cops say he <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/31/michael-don-mitchell-ravioli-thief_n_2050521.html" target="_blank">ate a can of Chef Boyardee ravioli during the robbery. </a>Then he posed like this.
Smith endured multiple tasings during his arrest after <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/06/25/kelsey-smith-mugshot_n_1624004.html" target="_blank">he allegedly parked in the middle of an intersection</a> in Deltona, Fla. Police said his eyes appeared glossy and he smelled of alcohol. The result was this mugshot.
Roberts and his skeleton-like face tattoo allegedly burglarized 28 storage lockers in Godfrey, Ill. Madison County Capt. Mike Dixon told a local paper that Roberts' appearance was <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/11/skeleton-face-tattoo-burglar-adam-roberts_n_2852374.html?utm_hp_ref=crime&ir=Crime&ncid=edlinkusaolp00000008" target="_blank">"the oddest thing I've ever seen in 20-plus years of law enforcement."</a>
In Craft's case, the crime was as unforgettable as this mugshot. Police say the 28-year-old drunkenly crashed her car into a mobile home and then <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/05/jamie-craft-dwi-toy-truck-escape-_n_2811048.html" target="_blank"> allegedly tried to escape the scene in a children's battery-powered toy truck. </a>Spolier alert: She didn't get away.
Russell allegedly <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/09/caleb-russell-chicago-man_n_2443021.html" target="_blank">made a bomb threat while aboard a CTA bus </a>during rush hour in Chicago.
Surprise! Before taking this gem, Bibbs was arrested for <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/01/12/andrei-bibbs-blue-island-_n_1201547.html" target="_blank">allegedly driving under the influence</a> in Blue Island, Ill.
Calloway took this picture after being arrested for allegedly stalking a corrections officer -- whom she'd met while she was previously in jail. The 33-year-old was also <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/04/30/god-tattoo-mugshot_n_1465653.html" target="_blank">an unknown YouTube personality, going by the alias "Jamie Godhead Platinum."</a> Appropriate, no?
This Romeo got right to the point with his romantic <a href="http://www.thesmokinggun.com/file/joe-cool-ice?page=2" target="_blank">"Ladies Love It" mustache tattoo. </a> No report on if the ladies did, in fact, "love it," but we sure do.
What's going on here? Payne, of Humble, Tex., was allegedly so intoxicated that after his arrest (for public intoxication) an <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/10/sean-carl-payne-mugshot_n_1955690.html" target="_blank">officer had to hold his head up for his mugshot. </a>
This insane "Half Head Man" mugshot went viral in 2012 after this man, who allegedly went by "Halfy" was charged with soliciting prostitution. <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/02/15/half-head-man-from-famous_n_1279337.html" target="_blank">His flattened skull came, he said, from a car accident he got into while on drugs.</a> "I was driving, and I hit a pole, and I flew out the front window and landed on my head," he told The Miami New Times.
The "666" tattoo and horn piercing decorating this <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/09/14/caius-veiovisv-mugshot-photo_n_962198.html" target="_blank">murder suspect's nose </a>come off as an understatement compared to the bulging round implants protruding from his skull in this unforgettable 2011 mugshot.
Til' the law do us part? This bride chose not to change out of her gown after being arrested in 2011 <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/07/19/wedding-day-mugshot-tammy-lee-hinton_n_902916.html" target="_blank">on her wedding day</a> on a two-year-old felony warrant accusing her of identity theft.
Mabb couldn't control her emotions in this mugshot, taken after she was arrested for <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/06/07/tracy-mabb-exposed-intersection-florida_n_1578445.html" target="_blank">allegedly exposing her genital areas to motorists driving past a Pompano Beach, Fla. intersection. </a>
Watson beamed while taking her mugshot in 2011 despite having just been <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/11/22/smiling-mugshot-michelle-watson_n_1107926.html#s492707&title=Michelle_Watson" target="_blank">charged with aggravated assault on a police officer, resisting arrest, and driving under the influence </a>in Arizona.
Before appearing completely shocked here, Tolle was arrested for allegedly <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/14/christopher-tolle-mughsot_n_1345663.html" target="_blank">breaking into an animal hospital</a> near Sardinia, Ohio.
Modesto, Calif. police released this mugshot after Nunes allegedly <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/02/ryan-nunes-drunk_n_1643516.html" target="_blank">showed up drunk to his public intoxication hearing. </a> As of July 2012, the 36-year-old faced at least a dozen public intoxication charges.
Gibson was arrested for <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/04/25/kelly-gene-gibson-mugshot_n_853306.html" target="_blank">allegedly paint sniffing... 48 times</a> between 1992 and 2011. Before this picture, cops said they found him in his apartment with his shirt off, and his hands, mouth, nose, and chin covered in silver paint.
This Oregon burglary suspect was <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/12/gregory-liascos-moss-man_n_1007374.html" target="_blank">dubbed "Moss Man"after police say he was arrested in full-body camouflage </a>in October 2010. The next year he failed to show up to his trial, and a warrant for his arrest was issued.
Reid <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/05/30/randon-reid-shoots-airplane_n_868725.html" target="_blank">allegedly shot an airplane while it was parked in a Phoenix, </a>Ariz., airport in May 2011, and then fled in a car. A police chase ensued, ending at Reid's home. He was charged with driving under the influence and felony flight.
Four for you, Joyce Coffey! You go, Joyce Coffey! Police arrested this woman <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2012/09/04/noisy-neighbour-joyce-coffey-26-arrests-loud-music-acdc-highway-to-hell_n_1853483.html" target="_blank">four times in a 26-hour period for allegedly blasting AC/DC's "Highway To Hell" from her New Hampshire home. </a>
Between 2004 and 2011, Smiths was convicted of operating while intoxicating five times. Before this shot, <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/07/27/cory-smiths-fifth-drunk-driving-conviction_n_910941.html" target="_blank">police subdued him with pepper-spray </a>after he allegedly repeatedly hit his head against the patrol car's back seat.
In 2011, Tejeda allegedly fled from a traffic stop in Casa Grande, Ariz. Police had no trouble finding him, though, because of his <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/09/30/albert-tejeda-tattoo_n_988846.html" target="_blank">lengthy criminal record... and his unique facial tattoos. </a>
Authorities rescued and arrested Jack from <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/11/17/man-stuck-in-chimney-arrested_n_1099252.html" target="_blank">a woman's chimney after he'd allegedly spent 10 hours stuck</a> while on his way to burglarize. He didn't have to time clean up before the mugshot.
Irony wins again. Wendler was arrested for allegedly driving under the influence (for the sixth time) while wearing a <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/28/bryan-wendler-dwi-breathalyzer-t-shirt_n_2568785.html" target="_blank">"Been Drinking? Free Breathalyzer Test: Blow Here,"</a> shirt.
Slaton was convicted of beating and strangling another man, but charges of aggravated assault, felony murder and malice murder were dropped as part of a <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/04/02/daniel-lee-slaton-georgia-murder-testimony_n_3000132.html?utm_hp_ref=crime" target="_blank"> plea agreement that he testify against his brother.</a>
As a Sacramento cop sat in his patrol car, Thomas allegedly walked up and leaped onto the hood of the officer's vehicle. Police say he was <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/30/jesse-james-thomas-sombrero-jumps-on-cop-car_n_1392754.html" target="_blank">wearing a sombrero and a boxing glove. </a>And after he was arrested, he made this face.
Watson awoke in Virginia to <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/27/james-denham-watson-arrested_n_2962463.html" target="_blank">find penis artwork drawn on his face, in permanent marker, by a roommate. </a> You have to look closely to see the mark on his cheek. He apparently didn't take it well -- police later arrested him for allegedly assaulting that roommate.
Maxwell allegedly tried to burglarize a home in Florida, only to be beat, kicked, and Tasered by its residents.