12/30/2015 09:45 am ET

2015's Most Unforgettable Mug Shots

None of these police booking photos suck ... except one.

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Nobody should be proud of a mug shot.

For most people, a police booking photo is the unwanted souvenir from the single worst day in your life -- and it's going to get used against you in criminal proceedings.

However, if you're preparing for a life of crime, here are some tips: Wear an ironic T-shirt, cover your face with inappropriate tattoos, and when the booking officer says, "Cheese," make a funny face.

No, this won't help if you're planning to plead insanity. But it will help amuse HuffPost Weird News. We love crazy mug shots, and here are some of our favorites from 2015.


  • Paul Terry
    Tulsa County Jail
    When Tulsa, Oklahoma, police picked up Paul Terry in early December on armed robbery charges, they were able to do so based on a very specific description by the victim. It seems the 26-year-old suspect had some very distinctive tattoos that included strong opinions of law enforcement officials.
  • Jefferson King
    Palm Beach County Jail
    Jefferson King had a whopper of a mug shot after he was arrested for allegedly masturbating at a West Palm Beach Burger King in Florida. A woman told police when she asked King what he was doing, he replied, "What? I'm playing with my penis!"
  • David Durham
    Naples Police Dept.
    Give accused burglar David Durham points for honesty. When Durham was arrested back in April in connection with a series of vehicle burglaries in Naples, Florida, he was wearing a shirt that said, "I do dumb things."
  • Linda Blank
    Coffee County Sheriff's Office
    Police in Douglas, Georgia, arrested Linda Blank after they said they saw her eating crack cocaine while she was being arrested for two outstanding warrants.
  • David Kalb
    Westmoreland County Jail
    Few people posing for a mug shot have David Kalb's sunny disposition. The 41-year-old from Greensburg, Pennsylvania, posed for this magical photo after state troopers allegedly discovered 70 psychedelic mushroom plants and other drug paraphernalia inside his public housing apartment.
  • Tayler Aughtman
    Spartanburg Police Dept.
    Tayler Aughtman was tied up in court earlier this year after she was accused of stealing bondage gear from a Spencer's Gift Store in Spartanburg, South Carolina. Police said the 19-year-old also stole $84 worth of panties from a nearby Victoria's Secret.
  • Anna Piccioli
    Waltham Police Dept.
    You're under arrest, sucker. Back in May, Anna Piccioli posed for this arresting mug shot after being booked on charges of assaulting a cop, resisting arrest, and attempting to flee from custody. 
  • Ryan Patrick Bautista And Leanne Hunn
    Jacksonville Sheriff's Dept.
    A police standoff was an excuse to get off for Ryan Patrick Bautista and Leanne Hunn. In October, Jacksonville, Florida, police stormed the couple's mobile home to arrest another man, Michael Forte, who was wanted on several warrants. Police say the couple barricaded themselves inside and refused to give themselves up until they could have sex one last time. Police eventually broke into the home to charge the two lovebirds with resisting arrest, among other charges.
  • Patrick Doggett
    Spartanburg County Jail
    It's not called "9-1-I'm-Getting-None." Patrick Doggett, 53, was arrested in October after police in Spartanburg, South Carolina, accused him of calling 911 to complain that his girlfriend "would not give him any ass.”
  • Elizabeth Hogrefe
    Lancaster County Jail
    The method that Elizabeth Hogrefe allegedly used to stop her boyfriend from snoring left quite an impact. Police in Lancaster County, Nebraska, said the 58-year-old victim woke up to find Hogrefe pounding him on the back with a crowbar.
  • Amy Goldberg
    Palm Beach Police
    When Amy Goldberg told her neighbor in Boca Raton, Florida, that she didn't want the woman's dog pooping on her lawn, she wasn't kidding. The 57-year-old's method in which she allegedly conveyed her displeasure -- smearing dog poop on the neighbor's face -- landed her in a big pile of you know what.