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Fact-or-Fake Friday: Mug Shot Mania Edition

May 9, 2014

What follows are three weird news stories. Two of them are true…and one of them isn’t. Why? Because we made it up, that’s why! Can you guess which one is the phony? (The answer is at the end of the post.)

A.

In March, police in Utah pulled over a driver for going more than 80 mph and swerving on the interstate. The officer suspected the driver was intoxicated, and called in a K-9 unit. Police and dog searched the vehicle and found drug paraphernalia and a large bag of methamphetamine. The man was booked, charged with drug possession, speeding, and driving under the influence. In his mug shot, the man is wearing a Superman T-shirt. His name wasn’t Christopher Reeve, the man who played Superman in four movies, but it was Christopher Reeves.

B.

An Oregon man was arrested in April after he hit a parked car, then drove his car onto a sidewalk, then attacked his girlfriend when they got out of the wrecked car when she tried to take his keys away. Police booked the man, who appeared in his mug shot wearing a T-shirt emblazoned with the words “Drunk As S***.”

C.

Last week, police in New York City pulled over a man for going too slow—15 miles per hour on the West Side Highway. He was reportedly very confused about why he was being pulled over, because he wasn’t speeding. A search of his car revealed a small bag of marijuana, a pipe, and rolling papers. He was booked and charged with several counts of drug possession and driving under the influence. In his mug shot, he wears a shirt that imitates the rap group Run-DMC’s logo…replaced with the words “RUNS ON THC,” THC being an abbreviation for the active chemical in marijuana.

Want more of the patently untrue? Check out Uncle John’s Fake Facts. (Really!)

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