Talk about a cartoonish crime straight out of ‘The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show’ … cops are on the lookout for a thief who can only be described with a drawing, albeit a pretty good one.
This story’s hilarious, even though the man who got burned probably isn’t laughing. A street artist in Riverside, CA claims he was jacked 2 weeks ago during the city’s Festival of Lights after drawing a would-be customer’s caricature … who then made off with his money bag.
Riverside police say the artist told them the suspect — who’s described as a 5-foot, 1-inch black man in his early 20s with black hair and a mustache — requested a caricature of himself, sat down for the entire session and then allegedly snatched $500 from the artist.
Sounds like the suspect made a clean getaway (for now, anyway) and the only thing cops have to go off is the portrait he left behind. Cops note … his features are exaggerated!
That said, they’re asking for the public’s help in IDing and nabbing this crook. Our suggestion — call in the Scooby-Doo crew, or any number of acclaimed animated do-gooders.