SAN JOAQUIN COUNTY, Calif. – A unique skull-faced tattoo inmate is on the loose. Members of the San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office California launched a search Monday for an inmate with a distinctive skull-face tattoo who vanished from a work crew.
Corey Hughes, 27, was reported missing about 1:30 p.m. Monday and was last seen on Interstate 5, the San Joaquin County Sheriff’s office said. His mugshot showed he had a skull-faced tattoo on his countenance.
Hughes was serving a sentence for a weapons charge and was being housed in the Honor Farm. He was due to be released next February. However, his “walk-about” has likely damaged those chances.
“It’s surprising how many inmates over the years have walked away from a detail with only a few months left on their sentence,” said sheriff’s spokesman Deputy Dave Konecny.
The Honor Farm, located south of Stockton, is a minimum-security facility that houses pretrial or sentence inmates that are usually low-risk and classified as non-violent, KCBS reported.
The details of his weapons conviction were not provided.
Due to the unique features from his tattoos, Hughes face has been spread like wildfire on Twitter. As a result, his freedom should be short lived. At a time like this people like Hughes probably wish they had fewer identifying characteristics in their artistic expression.
Some of the comments from tweeters included:
“No, this isn’t photoshopped.”
“Shouldn’t be hard to find.”
“Check out this guy. His mother would be proud.”
— Tony Lopez (@tlomedia) November 27, 2017
Finally, anyone who sees Hughes is urged to contact the San Joaquin Sheriff’s Office dispatch at 209-468-4400.
Other offenders with eccentric facial artistry:
(Photo: San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office)