I’m all for individuality and one’s right to tattoo (almost) anything they want on their body. However, there comes a time when you are just asking for trouble….
Yesterday, an man was arrested under the authority of a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) warrant.
Ismael Hernandez-Ambrosio, of Clearwater, was booked into the Pinellas County Jail around 3:00 p.m. Tuesday afternoon. And I’m sure the arresting officer(s), detention deputies and jail staff enjoyed listing his “Scars, Marks & Tattoos” (as is routinely done when being booked into the Pinellas County Jail.
Unfortunately for Mr. Hernandez-Ambrosio, his “F*CK THE POLICE” Tattoo, going straight across his face, problem didn’t earn him any brownie points, or an extra juice cup, or an extended, long-distance phone call.
If there is any moral to this story, it has to be “think twice” or three (3) times before inking yourself in such a negative way. As the former Gang Unit Prosecutor in Pinellas County, Florida, I’ve seen negative tattoos become damaging evidence used by prosecutors against arrested individuals.
All of us at the Blake & Dorsten, P.A. wish Mr. Hernandez-Ambrosio a pleasant trip down to the Krome Detention Center in Miami and a happy and safe stay before he appears in the Krome Immigration Court (prior to arriving at his final point of destination — which appears to be Burma / Myanmar).