Nineteen-Year-Old's Mugshot Is Relentlessly Trolled Online
Every so often a police appeal goes viral for the wrong reasons - remember the alleged thief who looked like Ross from Friends? Or the bizarre e-fit of the Cheshire-cat-looking distraction burglar? And who can forget 'hot felon' Jeremy Meeks who went from being inside to walking down catwalks.
And so, to Salt Lake City, Utah, where the mugshot of 19-year-old Murad Mansurovich Kurbanov is causing a stir on social media. He was arrested for the theft of a U-Haul rental vehicle, reckless driving and failure to obey police commands, Fox 13 reports.
But he's not gone viral for alleged crimes, he's big on social media after hundreds of people trolled his mugshot. Poor bugger.
Here he is...19-year-old Kurbanov.
Now, I don't know why...but many people are struggling to believe that Kurbanov is actually 19. One person wrote: "If he's 19, then I'm 12."
Naturally, this gif was dropped in:
While someone else commented to say: "This dude really makes me feel good about being in my 40s!"
References to him choosing the age he identifies with, rather than what his birth certificate says, much like Emile Ratelband, were also thrown about.
Kurbanov was pulled by cops on Christmas Day after he was clocked going through a red light in the U-Haul as well as illegally passing other vehicles. When police told him to stop, he didn't - leading to his arrest.
It later transpired the rental he was in should have been returned several days prior, so under Utah state law it was classed as stolen.
During the arrest he told cops he was born on 3 November 1999. And we have no reason to believe he was lying - OK?
But if Kurbanov is feeling down about his new-found, almost certainly unwanted viral fame, then he only needs to look to Charles Dion McDowell - also known as Wide Neck Guy - who experienced his own 15-minutes of fame last month when his mugshot was shared online.
McDowell seemed to quite enjoy becoming a meme, so much so he even took part in some weird videos, presumably to cash in on the whole thing. Hasn't 2018 been weird?
Featured Image Credit: Salt Lake City Jail