Police in Lancaster, Pennsylvania reached out to the public for help identifying a man accused of stealing cash from a vendor last week. All they had was a basic sketch from a witness, yet they still managed to ID the suspect.
When police released the sketch it was mocked online according to Fox News. One person claimed it looked like their roommate, while another person said the sketch reminded them of famous singer Jason Mraz. The police department also released basic information about the suspect, and promised: "this was not done in jest."
In the end, police managed to identify the suspect as Hung Phuoc Nguyen, a 44-year-old homeless person, according to Lancaster Online.
"While the sketch provided by the witness may have appeared amateurish and cartoonish, it, along with the distinctive physical descriptors, jogged the memory of at least one investigator to provide a potential suspect name"
Police say Nguyen pretended to be an employee at a vendor stand when the real employee stepped away. He took an undisclosed amount of cash from the register and casually walked away.
Nguyen was charged with two counts of theft by unlawful taking but has not be arrested.
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Photo: Lancaster City Bureau of Police