Bust Suits Him To A Tee

California man arrested for allegedly stealing jail-issued shirt

Israel Ramirez

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Bust Suits Him To A Tee

MAY 6--One day after his release from a county lockup, a California man was arrested after police spotted him wearing a jail-issued t-shirt with the word "PRISONER" printed on its back.

When confronted by a cop, Israel Ramirez, 20, said that as he was being released last Wednesday from the Fresno County Jail, he put a Southpole shirt over the jail t-shirt and walked out with the hot threads. "Israel said that he knew the t-shirt belonged to the Fresno County Jail but wanted to take one home because it looked 'cool,'" according to a Fresno County Sheriff's Department report, a copy of which you'll find here.

Ramirez, who had previously been locked up on marijuana and child abuse charges, was jailed for possession of stolen property.

Ramirez, pictured in the mug shot at left, can be seen in a police evidence photo snapped after he was pulled over while riding a "chrome 20' bicycle." (3 pages)