02-21-2012, 04:02 AM #1
UK - Cross-eyed arsonist a bit too easy to identify; gets eight years for riot blaze
Done in by strabismus.
Cross-eyed rioter caught by police who noticed his distinctive gaze is jailed for eight years over £1m arson attack (Daily Mail)
A cross-eyed arsonist who set fire to a shop and post office during the August riots has been jailed for eight years, after police spotted his unusual eyes on CCTV.
Andrew Burls, 23, started blazes at Regen's Lingerie boutique in Rye Lane, Peckham, south London, which spread through neighbouring Greggs bakery and a post office in the same street, during riots that spread across the capital last year.
The damage cost more than £1 million and left six people homeless.
Mr Burls is pictured here.
02-21-2012, 01:15 PM #2Registered User
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I'm slightly offended. I used to have strabismus (had it surgically corrected). It used to make me sooo self conscious, and now to think people remembered what I did specifically because of it? Mortifying.
Ugh. And mine was far more pronounced than his. Mine turned outward, and it was to the point where part of my iris was covered by my eye socket.
02-21-2012, 02:03 PM #3
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