It doesn’t get much dumber than this.
After police arrested a gang member from Pico Rivera on a routine traffic stop, police noticed he had a unique tattoo on his chest. And it’s easily the stupidest idea this guy ever had:
Inked on the pudgy chest of a young Pico Rivera gangster who had been picked up and released on a minor offense was the scene of a 2004 liquor store slaying that had stumped Lloyd for more than four years.
Each key detail was right there: the Christmas lights that lined the roof of the liquor store where 23-year-old John Juarez was gunned down, the direction his body fell, the bowed street lamp across the way and the street sign — all under the chilling banner of RIVERA KILLS, a reference to the gang Rivera-13.
As if to seal the deal, below the collarbone of the gang member known by the alias “Chopper” was a miniature helicopter raining down bullets on the scene.
Lloyd’s discovery of the tattoo in 2008 launched a bizarre investigation that soon led to Anthony Garcia’s arrest for the shooting. Then sheriff’s detectives, posing as gang members, began talking to Garcia, 25, in his holding cell. They got a confession that this week led to a first-degree murder conviction in a killing investigators had once all but given up hope of solving.
SMH. Gangbanging 101: don’t get a tattoo of the murder you committed etched on your chest for the rest of your life. He might as well have gotten a tat that said “I DID IT”. He should get life in the clink just for his ignorance.
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