Mugshot mocked as wanted criminal looks like cross between Jesus and a film star

A police mugshot of a wanted man has been widely mocked on social media after people thought the criminal looked like a wide range of people – including Jesus and Shaggy from Scooby-Doo.

West Midlands Police posted a picture of the man on Facebook and were inundated with comments from people who said they had seen him in popular films.

As Birmingham Live reports, some people thought he looked like Merv from Home Alone, and other’s thought he looked like our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.

But the man, with long brown hair and light fluffy beard, is actually Stephen Loveridge, 27, who is wanted for recall to prison for breaching his licence conditions.

The initial police appeal was posted on Tuesday just after midday when officers asked for the public’s help to find Loveridge.

The post read: “Have you seen Stephen Loveridge? The 27-year-old of no fixed address is wanted on recall to prison for breaching his licence conditions.

“If you see him, please do not approach him, but call 999 immediately.”

The post has been shared over 700 times and commented on over 400 occasions, with many people tagging friends to join in with the comments.

One of the most well-liked comments was a comparison with the cartoon Scooby Doo, with one person saying: “Scooby and the gang missing one of their team? Not in the mystery machine is he under a blanket?”

Alongside the famous cartoon crime-fighting gang, the mug shot has been compared to a plethora of other characters.

Another person compared him to Tom Hank’s character in Cast Away, writing: “There has also been reports he may be looking for his best friends Wilson.”

Many comments echoed the sentiment that he could do with seeing a barber.

On user snapped: “I haven’t seen him by the looks of things the barber has not seen him either.”

“He needs recalling to a barber, not prison,” someone else joked.

Others compared the mugshot to hobbit from the Shire in Lord of the Rings while many other people then pointed out his similarities to Marv from 90s Christmas classic Home Alone.

“Last seen trying to rob Macaulay Culkin,” a person quipped.

Others thought Jesus was the most similar lookie-like with one person commenting: “Jesus has let himself go a bit hasn’t he?”