Legal pic of the day

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Bit of a mug

Robert Burt  credit Somerset County Sheriff

Image via Somerset County Sheriff

The US criminal justice system is famous for its “perp pics” — police mug-shots of those arrested and charged with offences.

Just think of the renowned mug-shots of Hugh Grant following a tiny indiscretion nearly two decades ago on Sunset Boulevard. They are images that will probably outlive in the collective memory many of his film performances.

Now there’s a new player in the game. Meet Robert Burt from Pittsfield in Maine. He was nicked earlier this summer on a drink-driving charge. But he came prepared. Burt was wearing a t-shirt bearing the image of his previous mug-shot from another arrest and charge.

The 19-year-old American proudly made this image his Facebook profile picture; one imagines Grant would simply like to forget his. Sorry, Hugh.

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