If there were a criminal’s handbook, you would think they would have a section on tattoos and how they make criminals more identifiable.
Matthew James Wright, for example, might have missed that chapter.
He was arrested Saturday morning by the Pocatello, Idaho, police department after the U.S. Marshal’s Service launched a manhunt for the fugitive who was wanted for federal probation violations.
Turns out he has four felony convictions for possession of firearms.
Unfortunately for Wright, his head, face, and neck look like the front of a grafittied building — a badly graffitied building.
So when the feds launched the manhunt on Friday, it should come as little surprise that he was found only hours later.
Also of no surprise, he was arrested for allegedly committing more crimes. Wright apparently didn’t read the chapter on stealing vehicles and how trying to escape the police after smashing into other cars — thereby disabling your vehicle — and then trying to run away on foot is a lose-lose situation.
He proved that chapter correct on Saturday morning when he did all of the above for a vaunted criminal’s trifecta.
Perhaps things would have gone better for Wright had he associated with different people. He could have joined the Kiwanis or the Lion’s Club or maybe Rotary.
Instead he chose the Sureños — an organization really not known for civic-minded projects like cleaning up parks or giving food to the needy. Instead, this group — very well established in prisons — excels at distributing drugs and murdering people.
Apparently Wright has an accurate nickname, according to the U.S. Marshal’s Service. He’s known as “Dopie.”
The U.S. Marshal’s Service said everyone should “rest easy” now that Dopie is back in his home environment.