|Look Boss, the jail the jail!|
Criminal of the Week: Anthony Garcia
If you practice criminal defense law, you probably would agree that most criminals are not exactly candidates for Mensa. Despite the old adage "loose lips sink ships", many find themselves locked up because they cannot help but brag about their crimes. Take Pico Rivera gang member Anthony Garcia for example.
The Los Angeles Times reports that the ink loving gang member was so proud of his participation in a 2004 liquor store murder, he decided to memorialize it with a tattoo. No, it wasn't a tattoo of Tattoo from Fantasy Island fame. He decided to skip the standard choices of Chinese characters, unicorns and I Love Mom tattoos. Garcia wanted something special. Something unique. He decided to get a detailed sketch of the crime he committed permanently affixed to his chest.
Kevin Lloyd, a sharp eyed LA County homicide investigator was flipping through photos of tattooed gang members when he came across Garcia's photo. His large chest tattoo depicted a liquor store with Christmas lights lining the roof. It was the same liquor store where 23 year old John Juarez was gunned down. Just in case there was any question, the tattoo also included the direction the murdered man's body fell, a street lamp and even street signs. Above the image was the words "Rivera Kills." There was also a firing helicopter. Why a helicopter you ask? Apparently, the gentleman was known as "Chopper" among his illustrious colleagues.
|Judging by the tattoo, Garcia also hates peanuts.|