By: E&P Staff
Thieves should avoid cartoonists.
A robber stole the bicycle owned by the grandson of 82-year-old Australian cartoonist Bill “Weg” Green, according to a story in Australia’s The Age newspaper. But Green got a good look at the burglar before he fled.
Police officers subsequently visited Green, and they were initially skeptical when the cartoonist offered to draw a picture of the thief.
Fifteen minutes later, the burglar was picked up. “After we had a look at this gentleman in the back of the divvy van, we just couldn’t believe how much of a likeness it was to the picture that ‘Weg’ had drawn,” said Senior Constable Aaron Roche, as quoted in The Age. “If anyone ever says ‘can I draw the offender,’ I’ll be handing them a pencil pretty quickly.”
Green added: “I have an affinity for faces and I can remember faces even hours after.”