A Good Reason Not to Get a Tat

From AP:

TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) – A 19-year-old Idaho man with his last name tattooed on his forearm apparently tried to give police a fake name and was arrested.

The Times-News (http://bit.ly/HgA78W ) reports 19-year-old Dylan Edward Contreras was arrested early Saturday on outstanding warrants.

An officer says he told three men who were walking on the street with a dog to move to the sidewalk, and that one looked like he might run away, so he asked for identification.

Contreras identified himself as Emiliano Velesco, and a police database search found no matches. The officer then had a dispatcher run a check with the birthday he was given and the last name tattooed on the forearm.

Contreras had three warrants for failure to appear on charges including providing false information.

 

About Scot McKnight

Scot McKnight is a recognized authority on the New Testament, early Christianity, and the historical Jesus. McKnight, author of more than forty books, is the Professor of New Testament at Northern Seminary in Lombard, IL.

  • art

    The funny thing about the comment by “Just Sayin’” is that she/he was attempting to make fun of the intelligence level of someone else while also misspelling the word “tattoo.” I find that interesting.

    And I think that this has less to do with the intelligence level of people with tattoos and more to do with the intelligence level of someone who is prone to have outstanding warrants and give officers fake names (over and over again, apparently).

    Funny post though, Scot. I got a kick out of it (I’m glad none of my 11 tattoos have given me away to the cops!).

  • loydjharp

    You’re echoing some of my thoughts, art. “Tatoo-wearing crowd”–steretype much?

  • loydjharp

    Meant to say, *stereotype

  • Scot McKnight

    Art, I’m confused .. where did you find that statement by Just Sayin’?

  • Bob M

    I’m pretty sure Mr.Contreras’ main problem is not his tattoos.

  • art

    @Scot: It was the first comment on this post…now it seems to have been deleted.

  • http://LostCodex.com DRT

    It still shows up in the RSS feed.

  • Joshua

    Or it’s a good reason not to lie to the cops. Anyways, who gets a tattoo of their last name? Of all the things you could’ve done. . . .

  • Just Sayin’

    “You’re echoing some of my thoughts, art. “Tatoo-wearing crowd”–steretype much?”

    You made a typo, so no doubt Art will find that “interesting.”


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