Just about every week, we bring you a roundup of visitors to the desert's own Fourth Avenue Jail. To be considered for our Maricopa County mugshots of the week, get arrested, strike a pose, and we'll take care of the rest.
This week, our alleged criminals look like they deserve awards -- and probably not community-service awards. We can only work with what we've got, so welcome to the first annual Maricopa County mugshots awards ceremony. Enjoy.
Charge: Marijuana violation
Third place, 2008 Cousin Eddie impression contest
Charges: Forgery, identity theft
Second place, longest fake eyelashes contest
First place, angriest-looking drawn-in eyebrows contest
Charge: Receiving the earnings of a child prostitute
First place, most valuable head at a Cash4Gold store
Charges: Criminal trespassing, burglary, possession of burglary tools
Eighth place, Bob Ross look-alike contest
Charges: Possession of a weapon by a prohibited person, narcotic-drug possession, possession of drug paraphernalia
Third place, person most likely to have the nickname "Snake"
Charges: Possession of a weapon by a prohibited person, escape
Second place, person currently in jail who's most likely to have been arrested while staying up late to steal cookies from the cookie jar
Charges: Narcotic-drug possession, marijunana possession, possession of drug paraphernalia
First place, angriest look given in a purple turtleneck
Charges: Burglary, marijuana possession
Participation ribbon, Ron Weasley look-alike contest
Charges: Criminal damage, disorderly conduct
Let's preface this award by saying we call out anyone who wears a pro-sports jersey that's 10 years out of style, and we can tell who the player is with just two letters or a partial number.
Third place, best non-ironic wearing of an Allen Iverson jersey.
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