Computer Glitch Sketches Burglary Suspect with a 'Lettuce Head'
After having endured criticism from local residents, police have now confirmed that the suspect's hair isn't really green, and that his verdant mop was simply the result of a technical glitch in their E-FIT software. "We make every effort to ensure that the E-FITS we circulate are as accurate and detailed as they possibly can be from the description provided by the witness," a police spokeswoman told the Guardian. "This is borne out by the quality and detail contained within the facial features. We are, though, currently experiencing technical problems with the quality of the hair, and are waiting for an upgrade to the system from the company who provides us with the software."
Comical as the rendering may be, police insist that the suspect's E-FIT facial features remain true to the victim's description, and that citizens should still look out for anyone with a similar appearance. "While the hair on this image may not be of the best quality, it takes nothing from the overall clarity of the facial features. It would therefore be wrong to withhold the release of the E-FIT just based on this technical issue," the spokeswoman confirmed. Criminals who actually have lettuce heads, meanwhile, will certainly sleep a lot easier tonight.