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Why do police composite sketches never look even vaguely human?

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Rusty Shackleford, Jul 31, 2012.

  1. Rusty Shackleford

    Rusty Shackleford Active Member

    Apparently in St. Louis, some sort of human-turtle hybrid is molesting girls.


    (Tennage Mutant Ninja Turtle picture in 3... 2...)
  2. Versatile

    Versatile Active Member

    I've always thought of that job as being really difficult. You're asking people to tell you everything about a person that just did something horrible to them. Then you're attempting to accurately draw a person you've never seen. Then you're forced to show these people a drawing of a face you hope resembles the person who just did something horrible to them. Then you ask for constructive criticism.
  3. bigpern23

    bigpern23 Well-Known Member

    I thought for sure the sketch was going to look like this:


  4. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    As a California native, the police sketch that is completely ingrained in my brain is that of the Night Stalker, who terrorized the entire state when I was a kid, probably 9 or 10.

    I remember that sketch proved to be remarkably accurate.
  5. rmanfredi

    rmanfredi Active Member


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  6. Killick

    Killick Well-Known Member

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  7. Chef2

    Chef2 Well-Known Member

    IJAG just got an urge for a Big Mac and doesn't know why.
  8. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    Good god, I'd never eat a Big Mac.
  9. Versatile

    Versatile Active Member

    She prefers the McFurry.
  10. KJIM

    KJIM Well-Known Member

    My guess: Because people aren't line drawings.
  11. Oggiedoggie

    Oggiedoggie Well-Known Member

    In Cartoonland, the suspect sketches are surprisingly photo-realistic.
  12. apeman33

    apeman33 Well-Known Member

    Is offended about being "turtle profiled."
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