Unusual mug shot turns heads

April 24, 2009 1:23:15 PM PDT
While checking his beat Friday, an Eyewitness News reporter stumbled on one of the most unusual mug shots we've ever seen.It was attached to a search warrant for the home of 41-year-old Ralph Javier Wright, aka "Boom Box."

Wright, it seems, was the subject of a Wake County Sheriff's Office Drugs and Vice Unit investigation. According to the warrant, a source told investigators that drugs were being sold from the home.

Also attached to the warrant was a mug shot taken of Wright last year. Records show he was arrested at the Sin City nightclub on West Davie Street. Officers said he was violent and they had to use a Taser to subdue him.

He was not being tased when this mug shot was taken, so the reason for his grimace is unexplained.


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