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British burglar provides updated photo for his own wanted poster

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A British man on the run from police sent a picture of himself to his local paper because he disliked the mugshot they had printed of him as part of a public appeal to track him down.

South Wales Police had issued media with the photo of Matthew Maynard, wanted by officers investigating a house burglary, as part of a crackdown on crime in Swansea.

When it appeared in the South Wales Evening Post, the 23-year-old sent the newspaper a replacement photo of himself standing in front of a police van. They obligingly printed it on the front page.

The police thanked him for helping them in their appeal, saying: “Everyone in Swansea will know what he looks like now.”

He felt safe and secure enough to take a new photo – standing in front of a copper’s van. Har!

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Written by Ed Campbell

November 7, 2009 at 10:00 pm

Posted in Crime, Culture, Humor

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  1. I think that’s actually Robin Hood in disguise.

    Cinaedh

    November 8, 2009 at 6:56 am

  2. He sounds more like that 1% of criminals who want to be caught.

    Mr. Fusion

    November 9, 2009 at 6:08 am


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