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West Virginia man Sticks Out His Tongue In Mugshot After His Arrest On Suspicion Of Kidnapping

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Nov. 8 2022, Published 2:07 p.m. ET

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A suspect had a message for everyone after his arrest on a kidnapping charge in West Virginia by sticking out his tongue during a booking photo.

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Anthony Shuttlesworth was arrested on Nov. 5 by a deputy from the Monongalia County Sheriff’s Department in West Virginia.

Around 7:45 a.m., a deputy was dispatched to a disturbance at a convenience store. When authorities arrived, they spoke to a witness who said he picked up a man earlier in the morning who was looking for a ride, according to a criminal complaint.

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The victim said things were fine at first, but then Shuttlesworth pulled a knife and put it on his lap, according to the complaint.

Shuttlesworth also told the victim he would drown him in the lake, police noted. The victim had to drive Shuttlesworth around for more than two hours.

The victim talked Shuttlesworth into stopping in the store. There, the victim told an employee to call police because he was being held against his will.


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