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Police Nab Marked Men

Pair of alleged burglars opted for black Sharpie disguise

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Police Nab Marked Men

OCTOBER 28--Meet Matthew McNelly and Joey Miller.

The Iowa men were arrested Friday night on attempted burglary charges after a 911 caller told cops that two hoodie-wearing males were trying to enter his apartment.

During a subsequent traffic stop (McNelly, 23, and Miller, 20, were traveling in a 1994 Buick Roadmaster), Carroll Police Department officers collared the men, both of whom had their faces painted.

Police Chief Jeff Cayler is unsure why McNelly and Miller, pictured in the mug shots at left, opted for the Sharpie marker look, but surmised that they may have been trying to intimidate the apartment's occupant.

Or perhaps ski masks are a bit pricey. (1 page)