Posted on December 15, 2008

Any Identifying Tattoos? Well, in Fact, Yes . . .

Pat Pheifer, Star Tribune (Minneapolis-St. Paul), December 12, 2008

Note to criminals: Do not lie to police about your name when your surname is tattooed on your neck.

Darnell L. Frazier, 25, did just that . . . uh, well, he tried to do just that early Thursday on St. Paul’s East Side.

According to the police report, an officer stopped two men walking in the street at Forest Street and Minnehaha Avenue. One was “evasive” about his identification, telling the officer he had never had a photo ID. He said his name was Darnell Lewis, spokesman Peter Panos said.

The officer, however, noticed that the man had “Frazier” tattooed on his neck.

Frazier was arrested on four misdemeanor warrants, including driving after license revocation, driving after suspension and no proof of insurance.

He also had at least two felony warrants for his arrest: a probation violation in Jackson County for bringing a stolen vehicle into Minnesota and a failure to appear in Hennepin County on a drug charge.

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