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Any distinguishing features? Drug user dubbed Dracula whose teeth give him away

By source, Sep 28, 2012 | Updated: Sep 28, 2012 | | |
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  1. source
    View attachment 28560 This is the drug user who was dubbed 'Dracula' by police for his unsightly buck teeth.
    Alan Dale Lee first came to the attention of officers in Florida when he was arrested for alleged aggravated battery and selling of marijuana in August 2009.
    The public was aghast at his strange and crooked teeth, which provoked horror from the media.


    Second Picture: Rotten to the core? He was forced to face the cameras on another drugs charge two years ago...

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    ...And his teeth looked no better in 2009, when his was arrested for alleged aggravated battery and sale of marijuana:




    The gap-toothed 45-year-old came under the gaze of the law again just over a year later, in October 2010, when he was arrested for alleged sale and possession of marijuana.

    Undeterred by his embarrassing mugshots, Lee was back in the spotlight again two weeks ago on another drugs charge.

    Laughing all the way to jail: The hilarious mugshots that will make you smile.

    His latest pictures came in front on the cameras at Florida's Dade City Police Department for alleged possession of methamphetamine.

    He is now being detained in Land O'Lakes Detention Center, with a bond of $10,000, until a court date can be arranged for

    Lee's startling image is not the first police mugshot to provoke jokes and titters from the general public.

    Other alleged criminals have been mocked for their odd expressions, bad skin, bizarre tattoos and bedraggled appearance.

    Last year, Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio, known for his uncompromising stance on crime, announced plans to let the public browse through the images of those arrested each day and then vote for their favourite picture.

    Some of the most popular - and amusing mugshots - are of celebrities, pushed in front of cameras at their very worst - and without the protection of make-up and airbrushing for once.

    Paris Hilton, Lindsay Lohan, Macaulay Culkin and Mick Jagger are among those whose police station stop-offs have been captured on camera for the whole world to see.

    By Emma Reynolds
    PUBLISHED: 13:52, 27 September 2012 | UPDATED: 17:59, 27 September 2012
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...home/search.html?s=&authornamef=Emma+Reynolds

Comments

  1. cra$h
    what a fucked up article. Let's all point and laugh at this guy because he's got fucked up teeth and facing POSSIBLE drug charges (so much for innocent until proven guilty). Then this dickhole politician wants to have a ballot for your "favorite" mugshot? Fucked up if you ask me. Let's kick people while they're down. That'll really prevent things like drug abuse and other crime. Hell, while we're at it, lets make a sister site that takes a picture of mentally challenged children and pick the funniest looking one, and have the guy in jail and the retard fight each other. Now that's entertainment and a lesson; the lesson being don't do drugs and don't be retarded.
  2. source
    My thoughts exactly, god knows what life is like with this sheriff in town.
    What does he expect? The guy to get his teeth sorted out before his next arrest??

    Great reporting my the Daily Mail again lol :rolleyes:
  3. meaghn
    Be glad you don't live in the fucked-up kingdom of Sheriff Joe Arpaio. They post every incoming mugshot on the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office website and invite visitors to vote for "mugshot of the week". As if it wasn't bad enough being taken to one of his gulags...
  4. source
    Well right from the horses mouth lol, I couldn't quite believe that some sheriff would do that, I guess I was wrong. What an arsehole to do that to people, it's bad enough getting arrested in the first place let alone have your not-so-favourable mugshot plastered on a website for all and sundry to see.

    Surely it's against their rights or something?
  5. Basoodler
    They do the mug shots in the area I live in as well sans voting.

    This Arizona pd takes it a step further and breaks it up by crime!

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    The sheriff probably sees it as a deterrent.

    Mug shot of the day is a guy on a breathing machine.. kind of taste
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    (Sex crimes.... no really)
  6. runnerupbeautyqueen
    Wait, I thought you could see mugshots in every state? Not just AZ.

    What the article didn't mention is that the mugshots with the most votes make it on the evening news. Some of them are just sad, like this guy who was missing his bottom jaw (they blamed it on meth), men in makeup, and other people that just make you think they shouldn't be laughed at. It's not like it's a deterrent, I've never heard anyone say "no, I can't do drugs/steal that car/shoplift because people might laugh at my mugshot when they put it on the news."

    Sheriff Joe: There's no need for needle exchanges or pharmacies to sell syringes when you can just humiliate the addicts into quitting.

    Keep in mind this is "America's toughest sheriff." Of course, he coined the phrase himself. And his signs are all over the city and TV for reelection and he will win, just like he has every other election. Besides him Phoenix really is a nice place to live. Say what you want about the 120 degree summers, I don't have to shovel sunshine. Oh, for those of you who have never heard of tent city it's where our prisoners are kept outside in tents, even in our 120 degree summers.
  7. godztear
    Mugshots are readily available all across the US. I was arrested one time for something I didn't even do and my name was blasted all over the radio and television which is how my mother found out I was in lock-up only to be released 72 hours after no charges were filed in the case. Long Live America!
  8. meaghn
    "It’s 120 degrees in Iraq and our soldiers are living in tents too, and they have to wear full battle gear, but they didn’t commit any crimes...so shut your [expletive] mouths.” -- Joe Arpaio

    Joe is a way bigger bummer than the heat...
  9. source
    Exactly, that's a very good point godztear. The fact that you can be arrested one day, have your name and photo in limelight the day after, and then set free without charge the day after that is disgraceful.
    Thankfully I live in a country where the only people that get to see your mugshot are luckily just the police.
    My area has a 'court round up' in the local paper, when people are found guilty of said crimes they are arrested for, their full names, details of crime and sentence are there for all to see; but no photo.
    I was the last in court the day I was there and the reporter had already gone home luckily.

    I can see how having your photo splashed all over your local town can cause immense stress especially if you are not even guilty of the crime.
  10. PillMan
    My hometown recently started putting all of there mugshots on a website. Now they took the website down.

    And on top of that started putting every picture on facebook. Monticello mug shots facebook group. Pissed me off every time I was on there.
  11. Anna Thema
    Not often I quote whole posts but Cra$h has it so right I think its worth repeating. Its like gladitorial rome, put the funny people in the ring (ie the tv) and lets all point at them and laugh, lets start poking them with sticks and then maybe throw in a couple of lions just for fun. Trial by jury? fuck that, lets just have trial by teeth.

    shoot me if I'm wrong but this guy is a publicly elected official yes? I mean he keeps his job because people VOTE for him.
    Come on AZ, this man works for you, represents you across the world and the world is laughing at you, it pities you for the shit you have to put up with and it despises you for allowing all our civil liberties to be erroded.

    I have heard of this Sheriff Joe sadist before, he's sometimes used in the UK media as an example of why we dont want to be starting to adopt american policies on law enforcement...because this is the kind of fucked up shit it leads to. He openly admits to tent city being a concentration camp, he abuses public office, he doesnt investigate child sex crimes because the victims are children of illegal imigrants, the mans a fucking joke and if he didnt have so much power it would be funny, but he does have the power and its given to him by the people. Everything he does he does as your representative, in your name, with your support. The only good thing I can find to say about him is that he was born in 1932, that means he's 80 and hopefully he will fuck off and die pretty soon.

    America, the land of the free, the land of the farce more like.
  12. Basoodler
    The website mentioned in the web page only has local mug shots. Just like the one in my area is only county wide.

    I looked at it and its not all that exciting.. some tweekers looking Like tweekers. Some crack heads looking like crack heads (one looks like ODB of the wu tang clan). A few pot heads.. and some guys who look like crack dealers.
  13. runnerupbeautyqueen
    Soldiers sign up, they have a choice. Soldiers get paid. And soldiers are treated like human beings, they get steak dinners and respect. Sheriff Joe brags about how he spends less on prisoners food than the dogs food. When the courts told him he had to offer tv in jail he devised a machine where the prisoners have to peddle a bike to power the tv, and at night he broadcasts "bedtime stories with Sheriff Joe" where he sarcastically reads children's stories to the inmates. He is constantly battling lawsuits, the newest outrage is that a diabetic woman died in jail because she was refused insulin for free days and when she got ill her and her cell mates were told "she's getting what she deserves" for being a drug addict. http://www.abc15.com/dpp/news/local_news/investigations/mcso-on-trial-why-a-valley-mother-didnt-have-to-die

    Phoenix is the second largest retirement destination in the US. So we get all the old people who believe the everyone is too soft on crime and criminals except for Sheriff Joe. Not all of Phoenix is crazy, we're just outnumbered by the seniors who are.
  14. profesor
    Yeah, well your Governor and state representatives are no angels either. I think the entire state has democracy confused with mob rule by Frightened Old Granny Gringos. You're FOGGed!
    Not too long ago I found out that after rehab hardcore addicts would look up public arrest records and see what fellow users and dealers have been recently paroled. It made it possible to quickly hook up even after one has been out of the "scene."
    As far as the diabetic woman, it actually used to be very common for people undergoing diabetic ketoacidosis to be arrested for public drunkenness and found dead in jail the next morning. You'd think that maybe this would have been publicized more. Remember, "To Protect and Serve"
  15. Cartoon_Pickle
    In my area, Newark, {NJ} has a criminals newspaper that comes out like twice a month. Costs a dollar and you get to oogle and laugh {and recognize!} your local criminals. Very popular with the folks at the clinic I go to.
  16. constant limbo
    i have watched tv programmes about the jail where all the inmates live in tents.....

    do they not also have to wear pink underwear and use pink hand cuffs ?

    as another way for the sheriff to humiliate his prisoners

    gotta love American government.....

    always preaching to the rest of the world how things should be done,yet they thrive on ridiculing their own citizens

    cheers,constant limbo
  17. Basoodler
    I thought the pink jail was done as part of an actual study on the color pink's effect on mood. They also did up some NFL locker rooms in pink and other things similar.. the trend caught on in the NFL.
    http://www.nytimes.com/1982/10/19/s...havior-researchers-assert.html?pagewanted=all

    I don't think the pink prisons fall into the same category as a "hot or not " for mugshots
  18. runnerupbeautyqueen
    I've always heard Sheriff Joe say during interviews that the pink underwear was introduced to discourage inmates from taking them home but it's pretty much an accepted fact that he's doing it to embarrass the prisoners. The pink handcuffs were a publicity thing, he sold them (along with pink underwear) for a promotional thing, maybe for a book or for a fund raiser, something along those lines. None of my friends who were in tent city said they ever saw pink handcuffs.

    Also keep in mind that the majority of tent city prisoners are people waiting for trial who haven't been found guilty yet and the rest are non violent usually first time offenders mostly there for DUI's or failure to fines and stuff like that. The news did some in depth story about tent city, or maybe it was 60 minutes or something like that and the day they were there the temperature registered at like 140 degrees, prisoners sneakers were melting, the food was left outside for hours (but you can buy food from the vending machines which are owned by Sheriff Joe's family), and dead pigeons were everywhere.
  19. runnerupbeautyqueen
    I've always heard Sheriff Joe say during interviews that the pink underwear was introduced to discourage inmates from taking them home but it's pretty much an accepted fact that he's doing it to embarrass the prisoners. The pink handcuffs were a publicity thing, he sold them (along with pink underwear) for a promotional thing, maybe for a book or for a fund raiser, something along those lines. None of my friends who were in tent city said they ever saw pink handcuffs.

    Also keep in mind that the majority of tent city prisoners are people waiting for trial who haven't been found guilty yet and the rest are non violent usually first time offenders mostly there for DUI's or failure to fines and stuff like that. The news did some in depth story about tent city, or maybe it was 60 minutes or something like that and the day they were there the temperature registered at like 140 degrees, prisoners sneakers were melting, the food was left outside for hours (but you can buy food from the vending machines which are owned by Sheriff Joe's family), and dead pigeons were everywhere.
  20. Basoodler
    Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio Puts Mugshots to Vote Online

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    By DEVIN DWYER (@devindwyer)
    April 20, 2011






    Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio calls himself "America's toughest sheriff," and now he's come up with a new way to try and prove it.



    The Maricopa County Sheriff's office this week unveiled an online showcase of hundreds of inmate mugshots categorized by crime -- and put them up for a vote. Arpaio calls it the "Mugshot of the Day" competition. "I want people to turn to see if their neighbor's been arrested," Arpaio said in a prepared statement. He said the website may help produce more leads on unresolved crimes.



    The "leader board" of seven inmates who have received the most votes features disheveled faces and unusual physical appearances.



    Benjamin Luna, 35, arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia and making threats to inflict injury or damage to property, holds the top slot with more than 4,200 votes.



    The page notes that all the subjects have not yet been convicted and remain innocent until proven guilty.
    Arpaio, first elected Maricopa County sheriff in 1992 and believed to be weighing a bid for the U.S. Senate in 2012, is a popular figure among conservatives around the country for his tough approach to crime and punishment, including housing prisoners in tents, issuing them pink underwear and putting them to work on chain gangs.

    http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/ariz...-rating-system/story?id=13420691#.UGmuNxR8Le4


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