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This witness sketch of a suspect in the US is so bad that it's gone super viral

And it actually helped catch the suspect too.

AN ONGOING LEGAL case in Miami has taken on a surprising global dimension this week.

Why? Well, the local news report on the case flashed up a picture of the suspect alongside a sketch of what a witness saw:

witnesssketch Source: CBS

Yes, the greatest/worst witness sketch in legal history has blown up around the world

witnesssketch2 Source: CBS

And in the news report, the State Attorney presented the sketch to the media – telling them it was indeed drawn by the witness and not an artist

state Source: CBS

As Buzzfeed discovered, the sketch was instrumental in catching the suspect. But that hasn’t stopped everyone taking the absolute piss out of it

It’s now a giant meme, and it reminds everyone that your artistic skills, no matter how limited, could come in handy one day

Never forget this sketch artist, a hero

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