Half-Headed Man Takes World’s Most Bizarre Mugshot

There’s clearly something off with this man’s skull. As the profile shot reveals, it’s that he’s missing most of it.

Half-Headed Man Takes World's Most Bizarre Mugshot

Our friend here was arrested in Miami earlier this month for soliciting a prostitute. The Miami New Times swears the photos were not altered in any way, and his mugshot from a separate arrest a month ago pretty much confirms that.

From the police report for his November arrest, there was a box to be filled out labeled “unique physical features.” One wonders how long they deliberated before writing in “Half a Head.”

Half-Headed Man Takes World's Most Bizarre Mugshot

For 34 years, she thought her children were dead

For 34 years, Victoria Rohring wasn’t quite sure what to believe about what really happened to the daughter and son she was told in a mysterious phone call had perished in a car crash in October 1976.

Rohring’s initial instinct was that she was being lied to by the family of Jimmy Black, whom the caller claimed was critically injured in the same crash. Rohring had divorced Black a month earlier after a stormy marriage that produced two children: Scott, 5, and Karen, 7.

As the years went by and private investigators hired by Rohring could not find Black or the children, the heartbroken mother slowly accepted the fact that she might never see her kids again.

But that all changed one afternoon early this summer when the telephone rang at Rohring’s home in Rochester, N.Y. A woman claiming to be helping Scott Black find his long-lost mother said Black would call Rohring that night.


Victoria Rohring’s reunion with son Scott Black and daughter Karen Cason after 34 years was an emotional one.

Upset yet intrigued, Rohring dismissed the call as a cruel prank — until she heard the voice of her son on the phone later that night.

“I will never lose my children again. Never. Never,” Rohring, now 63, told TODAY’s Matt Lauer on Monday.

The children Rohring had long feared were dead sat by their mother’s side as she recounted their emotional reunion last month.

Rohring didn’t recognize Scott and Karen (now Karen Cason) when she pulled up to Scott’s home in Georgia, but the tears sown from mother-child bonds formed more than a third of a century earlier blossomed freely that day.

As Rohring, Black and Cason told Lauer, the reunion was made possible with the help of an ad on Craigslist, and because all three questioned things they were told over the years about why Rohring was no longer part of her children’s lives.

“In some ways, it must feel like life has begun again,” Lauer observed.

“Yes, it has,” Scott Black agreed. “You live your whole life being told one thing and then you find something else, and the person who was taken away from you at an early age, you finally get them back.”

Ever-changing story
According to Rohring’s children, Jimmy Black gave them conflicting accounts about their mother as they grew up. They say that the stories shifted so much that over time they just didn’t accept them any more.

“My father would always tell me different stories,” Karen Cason recalled. “My father said, ‘I told your mom you were dead. She’s in the Army. She’s in the Peace Corps.’ His story always changed.”

Jimmy Black, who today rents a room in the back of Scott Black’s home, told a TODAY producer by phone that his ex-wife stopped calling about her children after the divorce was final. He denied having any knowledge about anyone calling Rohring back in October 1976 claiming that her children were dead.


Over the years, Scott and Karen heard conflicting stories about their mother from their father, Jimmy Black.

But after being separated from their mother for so long, Scott and Karen are less interested in the whys and wherefores than in catching up with lost time and looking ahead.

“Both parents have their own version of the story. I have to give her the benefit of the doubt. I have to give him the benefit of the doubt,” Scott Black said. “But when she tells me the story … it always seems to be the same. Over the past 30 years when I asked him the story, it always changed.”

Who wants to buy me?

Who wants to buy me, not a joke, for the sum of 7000 euros, are willing to give up life, one condition is to return to Romania, once a year, ie pawn my life, is the only chance to get rid of debt largest banks are pressing on me.

¿Quién me quiere comprar, no una broma, por la suma de 7.000 euros, están dispuestos a renunciar a la vida, una condición para volver a Rumanía, una vez al año, es decir, peón de mi vida, es la única oportunidad de librarse de la deuda bancos más grandes están presionando sobre mí.

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We Are The World 25 For Haiti

Recorded on February 1st, 2010, in the same studio as the original 25 years earlier (Henson Recording Studios, formerly A&M Recording Studios) “We Are The World 25 For Haiti”, in which Jones and Richie serve as executive producers and producers, was created in collaboration with executive producers Wyclef Jean, Randy Phillips and Peter Tortorici; producers Humberto Gattica and RedOne; and co-producers Rickey Minor, Mervyn Warren and Patti Austin to benefit the Haitian earthquake relief efforts and the rebuilding of Haiti.

Academy Award-winning writer-director Paul Haggis (Crash, Million Dollar Baby), whose own personal efforts as well as those of Artists for Peace and Justice have already saved countless lives in Haiti, filmed the private recording session to create the accompanying video and behind-the-scenes production, and serves as Film Director and as an Executive Producer with Jones, Richie, Jean, Phillips and Tortorici.

The 25th Anniversary recording features over 80 artists and performers. The recording of We Are The World 25 For Haiti embodied the same enthusiasm, sense of purpose and generosity as the original recording 25 years ago. Every one of the artists who participated, regardless of genre or generation, walked into the room with their hearts and souls completely open to coming together to help the people of Haiti.

Jet-powered Ford guns for 300 mph

Joe Wilkins knew there was only one way to give his supercharged, alcohol-injected Hemi-engined hot rod more power: Put a jet engine in the trunk.

“It started as a hobby and turned into a monster,” said Joe Wilkins, the motor madman behind what might be the wildest 1939 Ford ever built. He’s an inventor and defense department contractor, and the idea of goosing the Ford’s ability to turn heads and shred tires came when he bought a used gas turbine engine.

“I got hooked on the simplicity and power that this thing produced, and I decided one day I want to put it in a car.”

Luckily for us, he did. The Hemi Jet — Wilkins has copyrighted the name — fires up this weekend at the Houston AutoRama, and Wilkins plans to attempt a land speed record in the near future.

Most people say “Nice car” and assume he’s got the obligatory small-block Chevrolet engine under the hood. Little do they know.

“I can drive it up to the store and get a gallon of milk if I want to,” he told Autopia.

The car is an amalgamation of the Big Three, with a Chrysler engine, Chevrolet drivetrain and Ford body. Wilkins says the jet engine was probably used as an APU and weighs 110 pounds.

He’s got some intense competition. The Bugatti Veyron tops out at 253 mph and the Shelby Supercars Ultimate Aero TT does 255. And then there’s Red Vector One, that crazy Vauxhall that does zero to 60 in under a second. Record, schmecord — we just want to see the video.

“I’m more than certain the car will go over 300,” Wilkins said. “We’ve still got a ways to go [before Bonneville], but not a long way. We’ll have to experiment in some wind tunnels and end up with a spoiler on the back to keep the front end on the ground.”

Sadly, Wilkins won’t be behind the wheel during the car’s test run.

“I turned 61 last Sunday. I just don’t think I’m going to be able to handle it [without] the reflexes I had 20 or 30 years ago,” he said. “I know several people who would be more than interested.”