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Henry Earl, Arrested More Than 1500 Times, In Jail Again

11/27/2013 07:52 pm ET | Updated Nov 28, 2013
Fayette County

A man who's been arrested over 1,500 times will be spending yet another Thanksgiving behind bars.

Henry Earl, dubbed "World's Most Arrested Man" by The Smoking Gun, was arrested last month for public intoxication in Lexington, Ky. The 65-year-old has spent nearly 6,000 days -- nearly 16 and a half years -- in custody over the course of his life, almost entirely on charges of public intoxication and disorderly conduct.

Earl's first arrest, which took place in 1970, was for carrying a concealed weapon.

Earl made national news in 2008 when Judge Gary Payne, noting that Earl was in court for his 1,000th public intoxication arrest, sentenced Earl to 1,000 days in jail "for your anniversary," WBKO reported.

Multiple media outlets also reported the arrest as Earl's 1,000th. However, The Smoking Gun called the sentence an error, stating that at the arrest in question was actually Earl's 1,333rd.

In any case, The Smoking Gun has put together a stellar graphic depicting some of the best of Earl's mugshots over the years.

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