Carjack suspect’s tattoo led police to him
By Kim Janssen Staff Reporter November 13, 2011 5:56PM
Updated: December 15, 2011 10:01AM
An alleged carjacker who lives with his mom was arrested after police found him exactly where his tattoo said they would, authorities say.
Donnie Whitworth, 29 — whose ghostly complexion apparently earned him the nickname “Casper” — allegedly stole a couple’s 2002 Chevrolet Blazer at gunpoint in the 5700 block of West Grand on Friday.
He allegedly hit the 27-year-old driver with the butt of his gun, then also ordered a 38-year-old woman who’d been a passenger from the SUV before he sped off.
When one of the victims pointed out Whitworth to police in a picture, officers knew just where to find him, according to a police report.
Previously known to police, he was arrested Saturday in the 5700 block of West Belden and charged with aggravated vehicular hijacking.
In addition to tattoos honoring several dead friends, Whitworth, of the 2200 block of North Mango, has a tattoo that reads “Belden City,” according to the report.
Judge Donald Panarese set his bail at $250,000 Sunday.