Utah’s Mystery Prisoner

The Mystery Man (via Utah County Sheriff)

The Mystery Man (via Utah County Sheriff)

What should police do with someone who commits a minor crime, is in custody, but there is absolutely no clue as to who he is? The Utah County Sheriff’s Office is struggling with exactly that conundrum, reports James Nelson for Reuters:

A mystery man arrested on minor charges more than three weeks ago remains behind bars in Utah while law enforcement officials try to determine his true identity, which he refuses to reveal.

“This is really a strange case,” said Lt. Dennis Harris with the Utah County Sheriff’s Office. “He just doesn’t want to be found.”

The unidentified man, who has graying hair, a light beard and is believed to be in his 60’s, was arrested on July 1 for trespassing in a parking garage.

He was booked into jail on three misdemeanor charges and has thwarted any chance of release, with or without bail, by refusing to identify himself.

“I’ve been trying to think from A to Z why he would want to stay here … why he wouldn’t give us any information,” Harris said.

“He either has to be wanted by some other state or he could be on some other registry or database that has not shown up,” he added…

[continues at Reuters]

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57 Comments on "Utah’s Mystery Prisoner"

  1. Butter Knife | Jul 25, 2011 at 4:23 pm |

    Solution: begin plastering his picture and description via every media outlet you can. Inform him that whoever he is hiding from WILL see it, and politely request that he make everyone’s life easier by just saying who he is.

  2. Butter Knife | Jul 25, 2011 at 12:23 pm |

    Solution: begin plastering his picture and description via every media outlet you can. Inform him that whoever he is hiding from WILL see it, and politely request that he make everyone’s life easier by just saying who he is.

    • Why? What if someone wants him hurt, or dead? Let him go, and tell him to stay away from private property without permission. Maybe a $50 fine.

      • Bigdickmegaherz | Jul 25, 2011 at 4:09 pm |

        Maybe he hurt some one or  caused someone to be dead…. thats a good possibility for a guy raised during the shoe box law enforcement days..

        • Maybe he is a serial killer/rapist/pedifile/murderer…

          I bet he even rips the tags off of his mattresses, the fiend!

          If I wanted to drop off the map in the good ole United States of America, I think that is my right as a “free citizen” (ha) and it’s just as much his as it is mine. I don’t care what he’s done in the past, that’s none of my business, and whatever it is, he seems to have done okay not getting caught, and even better at hiding his identity. At this time, he has been arrested for trespassing. He should get the consequences of that, and be sent on his way.

          If you want to play the guilty until proven innocent card now, don’t complain about the fascist country we’re living in later.

    • Seeing as how his face has been published by Reuters and is now even here at Disinfo, that might be exactly what they’re doing.

  3. D. B. Cooper?

  4. D. B. Cooper?

  5. Quantam phone makes me roam, country foam makes me groan.

  6. Quantam phone makes me roam, country foam makes me groan.

  7. Why? What if someone wants him hurt, or dead? Let him go, and tell him to stay away from private property without permission. Maybe a $50 fine.

  8. Why? What if someone wants him hurt, or dead? Let him go, and tell him to stay away from private property without permission. Maybe a $50 fine.

  9. Why? What if someone wants him hurt, or dead? Let him go, and tell him to stay away from private property without permission. Maybe a $50 fine.

  10. Why? What if someone wants him hurt, or dead? Let him go, and tell him to stay away from private property without permission. Maybe a $50 fine.

  11. Son of a Bitch, we knew you would show your face rat…

  12. Son of a Bitch, we knew you would show your face rat…

  13. Maybe he just wants three hots and a cot…for the rest of his life.

  14. Maybe he just wants three hots and a cot…for the rest of his life.

  15. Maybe he just wants three hots and a cot…for the rest of his life.

  16. Or he has dementia and doesn’t know.

  17. Or he has dementia and doesn’t know.

  18. Or he has dementia and doesn’t know.

  19. Seeing as how his face has been published by Reuters and is now even here at Disinfo, that might be exactly what they’re doing.

  20. Seeing as how his face has been published by Reuters and is now even here at Disinfo, that might be exactly what they’re doing.

  21. Harrison Ford? What happened to you?

  22. Harrison Ford? What happened to you?

  23. Harrison Ford? What happened to you?

  24. Simiantongue | Jul 25, 2011 at 7:33 pm |

    To know who he is, it’s that important to them. Information is power over people. They know this. When there is no information about someone it reduces your authority and power over them. This cannot be allowed. Therefore It is a crime to be anonymous. “What have you done? What is your crime?” Is the automatic assumption. With no identity they only see the reflection of the blackness of their own hearts. And they are punishing him for it.

  25. Simiantongue | Jul 25, 2011 at 3:33 pm |

    To know who he is, it’s that important to them. Information is power over people. They know this. When there is no information about someone it reduces your authority and power over them. This cannot be allowed. Therefore It is a crime to be anonymous. “What have you done? What is your crime?” Is the automatic assumption. With no identity they only see the reflection of the blackness of their own hearts. And they are punishing him for it.

  26. NarwhalNecropsy | Jul 25, 2011 at 7:45 pm |

    Close, but no cigar.

  27. Bigdickmegaherz | Jul 25, 2011 at 8:08 pm |

    Or maybe he is a freaking rapist. 

  28. Bigdickmegaherz | Jul 25, 2011 at 8:09 pm |

    Maybe he hurt some one or  caused someone to be dead…. thats a good possibility for a guy raised during the shoe box law enforcement days..

  29. Simiantongue | Jul 25, 2011 at 8:13 pm |

    Exactly my point.

  30. That is Keith Anderson

  31. That is Keith Anderson

  32. PA Resident | Jul 25, 2011 at 11:01 pm |

    It’s Ray Gricar….

  33. PA Resident | Jul 25, 2011 at 7:01 pm |

    It’s Ray Gricar….

  34. dad…?

  35. dad…?

  36. sure does look a lot like him.

  37. E.B. Wolf | Jul 26, 2011 at 11:08 am |

    Basically what they’re saying is this man is guilty until proven innocent. Just another example of the law business acting in direct opposition to the ideals it claims to uphold.

  38. E.B. Wolf | Jul 26, 2011 at 7:08 am |

    Basically what they’re saying is this man is guilty until proven innocent. Just another example of the law business acting in direct opposition to the ideals it claims to uphold.

  39. E.B. Wolf | Jul 26, 2011 at 11:10 am |

    Guilty until proven innocent. It’s the American way.

  40. E.B. Wolf | Jul 26, 2011 at 7:10 am |

    Guilty until proven innocent. It’s the American way.

  41. Maybe he is a serial killer/rapist/pedifile/murderer…

    I bet he even rips the tags off of his mattresses, the fiend!

    If I wanted to drop off the map in the good ole United States of America, I think that is my right as a “free citizen” (ha) and it’s just as much his as it is mine. I don’t care what he’s done in the past, that’s none of my business, and whatever it is, he seems to have done okay not getting caught, and even better at hiding his identity. At this time, he has been arrested for trespassing. He should get the consequences of that, and be sent on his way.

    If you want to play the guilty until proven innocent card now, don’t complain about the fascist country we’re living in later.

  42. Why can’t they use all those fabulous tricks you see on TV like finger prints, teeth records, DNA, etc.

  43. Why can’t they use all those fabulous tricks you see on TV like finger prints, teeth records, DNA, etc.

  44. Why can’t they use all those fabulous tricks you see on TV like finger prints, teeth records, DNA, etc.

  45. Anonymous | Jul 26, 2011 at 9:27 pm |

    Repeat after me:

    “Blank is Beautiful!!   Blank is Beautiful!!  Blank is Beautiful!!  Blank is Beautiful!!  Blank is Beautiful!!”

  46. greengestalt | Jul 26, 2011 at 5:27 pm |

    Repeat after me:

    “Blank is Beautiful!!   Blank is Beautiful!!  Blank is Beautiful!!  Blank is Beautiful!!  Blank is Beautiful!!”

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