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Florida burglar identified thanks to facial tattoo of, er, Florida

He also has stars tattooed on his face and ‘red rum’ tattooed on his neck.

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A FLORIDA MAN’s facial tattoo of the state helped identify him as a burglar.

The Palm Beach Post reports that 25-year-old Johnathan Hewett was identified by his multiple tattoos and arrested on charges of burglary, grand theft and possession of a weapon by a felon.

He also has stars tattooed on his face and ‘red rum’, ‘murder’ spelled backwards, tattooed on his neck.

The newspaper reports that a judge ordered Hewett be held without bail on the burglary charge.

CCTV shows Hewett breaking into a house before he reportedly stole a gun and two watches.

The homeowner told investigators he knew Hewett as the friend of a former roommate.

Hewett was released from prison in August after serving eight months of a year-long sentence for carrying a concealed weapon, being a felon in possession of a gun and intimidating a witness, according to official records. He also served eight months on a robbery conviction.

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