"This was not done in jest."
-Lancaster City Police
(Photo: Lancaster Police)
Poor Huong Phuoc Nguyen.
A man so peculiar-looking that the ridiculous caricature shown above (on the right) given to police by a witness actually resulted in his identification.
Lancaster City police took to Facebook to issue a public call for help in tracking down the thief:
"We released all of those details together in our police log in the hope that someone recognizes the suspect.
This was not done in jest."
On January 30 they saw the 44 year-old homeless man impersonate a store vendor at the Central Market in Lancaster, CA, and steal an unknown amount of cash.
Anyone with info on Nguyen should contact the Lancaster PD at (717) 735-3300 or the Lancaster City-County Crime Stoppers at (800) 322-1913.
Anonymous messages may be sent via SMS by texting LANCS and a message to 847411.
Read more at Lancaster Online News.