Morning Poll: Best Candidate for Joe Arpaio's "Mugshot of the Day": Alan Shepard, or Half Head Guy?

mouthmug.jpg
MCSO
Alan Shepard
halfheadguy.jpg
Miami New Times
"Half-head guy"

















On Wednesday, we ran the mugshot of Alan Shepard, who was arrested earlier this week for allegedly selling crystal meth and illegally possessing a gun.

Shepard has a lengthy rapsheet, including past arrests for shoplifting, ID theft, burglary, making threats, and hindering prosecution.

Some readers (about 116) used the comment section of that post to screech about how tasteless New Times is for posting Shepard's mugshot because our main reason for doing so
was because he's missing about half of his face, despite him being a career criminal who allegedly sells meth and illegally owns a gun.

But Shepard's isn't the first mugshot a Village Voice Media publication has published partially for shock value.

Our sister paper, Miami New Times, published a similar mugshot in November. That man, known simply as "half-head guy" (that's how he's referred in the police report. Check it out here) got that name because, well, he's got half a head, as you can see in the above mugshot.

As you may know, Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio currently is treating jail inmates like a side show holding a contest with his inmates where the public votes to determine the "mugshot of the day."

We want to know what you think: who would make a better mugshot of the day: Shepard or "half-head guy"?

Cast your vote below.

My Voice Nation Help
29 comments
lindn2
lindn2

Dear Customers, Welcome to [url=http://www.asicsstores.com/]Asics Footwear Cheap Onitsuka Tiger Men-Women[/url] ! We professional offer Asics GEL Kinsei , Onitsuka Tiger Mexico 66 , Onitsuka Tiger Ultimate 81 and so on. All shoes are FREE Shipping to Australia, USA, UK, Canada...Shoes of best quality, lowest price. You will not regret for buying from us![url=http://www.asicsstores.com/]http://www.asicsstores.com/[/url]

oddtopsy
oddtopsy

I want to take 5 hits of acid and go camping with both of those guys.

Docbob498th
Docbob498th

Go easy on Alan Shepard. He had to turn to crime after he couldn't go in the military. Couldn't pass the chin-up test.

Walter Concrete
Walter Concrete

He probably also couldn't get a job looking like that. So, he may have turned to a life of crime just to survive. What do so many people who have a felony record do and can't get employment? They end up commiting a crime because the wonderful civilization we live in demands you have money to survive. You can't eat and you'll have no place to live unless you have some god-almighty money. And that's civilization? It doesn't seem civilized to me.

Then they turn to crime and New Times juvenile writers put their mugshots on the internet and conduct a really humorous poll about their physical deformities. Hee, hee! Hey, James King! You must have thought that was really funny back in Junior High School last week. Oh my...am I screeching again James? I'm sorry if I disturbed your attempt to win a Pulitzer prize with this masterpiece of journalism.

Shadow Wolf
Shadow Wolf

Actually its not only about the money per se. Its also about the looks. Good looking people are 5 times more likely to get a job, than someone who looks a bit odd and out of the ordinary(see the mug above). With good looks, you can still get a job even if you don't have a penny. Humans are visually stimulated, so it all comes down to looks and appearances and seldom--by race.

Shadow Wolf
Shadow Wolf

"You do realize what state you're in?"

Yeah fuck-nut.

Docbob498th
Docbob498th

"Seldom by race"??????????? You do realize what state you're in?

Diamlake2009
Diamlake2009

This posting has highlighted the injuries these men suffered in the past. What doctor operated leaving these men with these disabilities? Why are these men criminals? Doesn't these make anyone concerned about medical treatments and surgeries like these? I knew a woman with half her jaw surgically and the doctor did not do the re-constructive surgery because she was old and would die soon, at least that is what I was told. Were they committing crimes before or after these inhuman surgeries?

Mistalee
Mistalee

"Who is the Best Candidate for Joe Arpaio's "Mugshot of the Day""

Can anybody truly deny that the best candidate is Arpaio himself? I live to see that malignant little weeble do the perp walk.

Samkree135
Samkree135

I done alot of shit in my days, but paticipate in making fun of this people NEVER

Jschmoe
Jschmoe

Well aren't you a saint?

Gerry_C
Gerry_C

I think this is an excellent response to the mugshot of the day contest. Thanks for fighting stupid fire with humorous fire.

GC

Pinky
Pinky

I'm waiting for the mugshots of Hendershott, Black, Fox and Arpaio.

Thad McCone
Thad McCone

I wonder is half head guy stutters in a southern accent like old country hick music star Mel Tillis? or can he even talk at all? or think? does he even have a brain left? these are the questions I have. no matter what he needs a hat to cover up that ugly head.

Kinfolk
Kinfolk

Them Ole Boys is KIN as in Kinfolk from back in the Hollers of Arizona.

upnorth
upnorth

I just cant wait till we get to see that fucking tool Arpaio's face on a mug shoot. Crooked dirty pig.

Jschmoe
Jschmoe

Sherriff Joe rocks.You must be one of the criminals he hasn't caught..yet.

Glyph
Glyph

These photos are a matter of public record, so there's nothing illegal about posting them. Of course, it's important to point out (for the people who don't already know) that these people are innocent until proven guilty.

Tommy Collins
Tommy Collins

Illegal, no. Tasteless and unethical, probably.

Jschmoe
Jschmoe

And funnier than hell.

Docbob498th
Docbob498th

PROOFREADING ANYONE?

James King
James King

I assume you mean the poll, My apologies. The one originally embedded was from yesterday. It's been fixed.

Rouge Reporter
Rouge Reporter

quit making excuses jimmy king. you know and i know your a hack writer. you do this shit way to often to be a professional writer. and when you get caught by one of your very intelligent new times readers you break out the excuse roller deck once again. you got caught being a Hack...... AGAIN!

GuestyMcGuesterson
GuestyMcGuesterson

You've made a living by writing comedy and songs eh?Care to link us to any of your masterpieces.. perhaps tell a joke.Construct a perfect sentence maybe?Maybe you could just continue making unsubstantiated claims.I once road an elephant all the way to the moon and back, and upon entering the earth's atmosphere, my life's story was published... Hit #3 on the NYT Best-Sellers list.

Mistalee
Mistalee

WTF is a "roller deck?"

Anything like a Roladex?

Ryan the non-Aryan
Ryan the non-Aryan

Sounds like you're that "Half-Head Guy" without a BRAIN.

As someone noted below, I too would vote on arpaio's head on the #1 mugshot of all time. I just hope he doesn't croak in office before indictments come knocking on his door.

Rouge Reporter
Rouge Reporter

you got your feelings hurt by my comments about you being a hack james king. im sorry.

Rouge Reporter
Rouge Reporter

I already made my money in life writing songs and comedy. so who is the hack?

James King
James King

Rouge: I think you mean "you'RE a hack writer," and way "toO often." Thanks for reading.

Now Trending

From the Vault

 

Loading...