ABC – ANTA ANA, Calif. (KABC) — Police have identified a man they say broke into a Santa Ana apartment, held a woman captive and forced her to cook him a meal. Tips led police to Thomas Walker, a local transient. Walker was already in custody for possession of meth, which police say he sold to undercover officers. Investigators say Walker may be behind two home invasions in Santa Ana on Monday. In the first incident, the suspect stole $100 from a woman’s purse, but left without further incident when confronted by the woman’s son. In the second incident, the same suspect broke into another residence in the same apartment complex in the 500 block of North Lyon Street. He finally left after a couple hours, but not before stealing her son’s bike.
Honestly, how easy is it to be a composite sketch artist? One of the comments on this story even had the nerve to say “You know, except for the eyes, that was a pretty accurate sketch.” HUH? No it wasn’t.
Is the real guy clean shaven? No. Does the real guy have a straight hairline and ghoulish late-stage Michael Jackson cheek bones? No. Does he have freaky huge anime eyes? No! No no no. This is a terrible, terrible composite sketch.
And it’s not even like the woman didn’t have time to process what this dude looked like. She spent HOURS cooking him a meal while he twittled his thumbs and took hits on his meth pipe. This wasn’t a shifty character in the dark stealing a purse or a rapist wearing a mask, this was a methhead chilling on your couch making casual conversation for multiple hours. Gotta get better at remembering faces, lady.