Though a man tried to hide his tattoos when he allegedly broke into a home in suburban West Palm Beach, Fla., the state of Florida tattooed on his face -- and “red rum” written across his neck -- were hard to miss on the surveillance footage, according to investigators.
Johnathan Hewett was identified by his multiple tattoos and arrested on charges of burglary, grand theft and possession of a weapon by a felon. Judge Caroline Shepherd on Tuesday ordered the 25-year-old be held without bail on the burglary charge because he was released from prison in 2015.
On March 21, Hewett is seen on surveillance video prying open the door of a home. Hewett took a gun, a Michael Kors watch and a counterfeit Rolex and left the home, according to the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office report.
The homeowner told investigators he knew Hewett as the friend of a former roommate who had been to the home before. The surveillance footage clearly showed his”red rum” tattoo, which investigators noted is “murder” spelled backward, according to the report.