Mugshots Friday: Why is This Man Covered In Powder?

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Your regular Mugshots Friday programming is cancelled because we simply cannot continue when one of the mugshots is of a guy covered in mysterious powder. It wouldn't be fair to the other mugshots.

Travis Williams (click photo to enlarge) was arrested on Wednesday for disorderly conduct/breach of the peace, which does not address the question as to why he's covered in a white powder. (If the charge was trafficking exactly one skin-load of cocaine, that'd be another matter.) We got the arrest affidavit (below) from the Miami Police Department and it provided tantalizingly... little.

Williams was apparently at the Bayside Marketplace around noon, screaming at and trying to hit patrons, when cops rolled up. He allegedly got into a fighting stance and said: "Fuck you, motherfucker!"

The police officer who filled out the report clearly is the unflappable type. Let's see, African-American ethnicity, 5-foot-9, 164 pounds, brown eyes, bald... and here's the best part: Under "scars, tattoos, and unique physical features", the officer wrote "None visible."

What about, say, the fact that the guy looks like he just fell into Tony Montana's cocaine hot tub?

At least the Miami cops who arrested the guy with half a head had the decency to write in the same box: "Half a Head."

We'd try to call the arresting officer to see if they had any theories, but cops always write their names amazingly messy on police reports. Does that say C. Gravedepersia?

Until we find out, we're left only with our theories. Was he deliciously deloused? Was he trying to gain entry to the Indian Creek Village Country Club? Was he, as our editor Chuck theorized, "robbing a concrete factory?" (Chuck's from a different era.)

If you arrested Powder, or were attempt-smacked by him at Bayside, or are him, or have anything funny to say, please tell us in the comments. This somehow seems like a good opportunity to give away some New Times sunglasses to the best guess.

Mugshots Friday will return next week.

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53 comments
Main_Ov_A_DriFta
Main_Ov_A_DriFta

... I still think they got the wrong guy,

you can barely see his face!

<< ... let alone his skin color! ;) >>

... can't figure out how they even knew that he is who they say he is?

KristenM1030
KristenM1030

Bhahaha!! Simple and to the point, I like it... Only one that gave me a chuckle.. lol

MattW
MattW

Just looks like someone tried to calm him down with a good shot from a fire extinguisher. And with the right type of fire extinguisher... it can be effective and "fun" all at once... as long as you aren't on the receiving end. =D

Caperkins
Caperkins

Bath salts aren't really for bathing, although if he inhaled enough powder from attempting to bathe with the stuff, while simultaneously being exposed to it via absorption into his skin he certainly would behave in such a manner! Zombie apocalypse, bath salts...i prefer to call these ppl plain old nuts!

Jordan
Jordan

He was writing a book. "White Like Me"

Thomas Harold
Thomas Harold

Say hello to my little friend!  Damn!  I forgot my gun, at least the coke was good!

FrikkeSwag
FrikkeSwag

Bet it's cement powder, then when they make him have a bath, there'd be no concrete evidence!

MJM1292
MJM1292

SITTING HERE DISCUSSING THIS BLACK FELLOW TURNED WHITE WITH MY FRIEND AND BESIDES LOOKING LIKE AN ABORIGINIE FROM AUSTRALIA WE THINK WHAT IT REALLY IS IS THAT THIS GUY HAS BEEN AT WORK HANGING SHEET ROCK OR DRY WALL AND DURING THE SANDING PROCESS WAS SWEATING AND THE WHITE DUST STUCK TO HIM LIKE COOKING FLOUR IF YOU WERE WET THATS OUR THEIRY AND A GOOD ONE AT THAT WELL WORTH A PAIR OF SUNGLASSES            SENCIERLY                                                                                                                         MIKE AND BILLY

Morpheux
Morpheux

Maybe the cops wrestle him down on the sand when he tried to resist arrest?

Wyldchld97
Wyldchld97

Ahaha, okay so I have never ever ever in my 15 years of age would thank that someone would be covered in white sh•t in their mugshot I would be embarrassed to even go out in public like that. # enough said!!

Tommy Boy
Tommy Boy

this is a tribal custom for many of his tribe that before they go to war they wipe the dirt which they fight for all over their body to hide the scent of fear. I think maybe this is dirt and the man has some mental health issues which i am sure the police will do all they can to aggravate the matter. i hope he is allowed to bath as most dirt in this town carries as many deseases as do the politicians. He is a swahilli not to be mistaken for a Swahealy

mchelena
mchelena

Not to be racist: "Black men can bake!".

Crossword
Crossword

This is my friend's cousin and he has a skin disorder.  Has had it since childbirth.

Drake Mallard
Drake Mallard

Lesson number one: Don't get high on your own supply.

eltessy
eltessy

Maybe he just came out from a Santeria initiation ritual like (Palero or Ifa) Who knows?!

SEE YAA
SEE YAA

The Michael Jackson cloning experiment  gone bad.

C
C

Bystander:  "He kept insisting he was a Wayans brother and asking where the White Chicks 2 filming was.  Seriously...they're making a sequel to THAT?"

Bdonalds81
Bdonalds81

he is in the cast of the broadway musical "corky romano"

Michael Miller
Michael Miller

Maybe he's a Tolkien nut who took his Gollum impersonation a little too seriously.

Guest
Guest

Clearly a lost dumpling, looking for his mates. Sad little dumpling man...

Caitlin Bonner
Caitlin Bonner

He was arrested outside of a market place acting nuts. Probably high on PCP and exploded a bag of flour all over himself.

Alternatively, he REALLY likes powdered donuts.

Fixguy
Fixguy

Your picking on him because he's white? sad..Heh

Dunkin
Dunkin

All his life Travis had a dream, that dream was to be a powdered donut

Mahhn
Mahhn

He told his buddies, "watch this, I'll make myself white and get away with anything!"He didn't realize you have to be rich, color no longer matters to police.

Bloock13
Bloock13

black will alway be second to whites in this country buddy better when u rich. but been white dont hurt, iy gos a long way .......

Chapman
Chapman

It's a new dandruff treatment called "reverse dandruff."

Chris Lopez
Chris Lopez

An albino that tried to paint himself black, perhaps.

Kloiberin_Time
Kloiberin_Time

It's powdered sugar.  The lice hate it.  It's delicious.

J.J. Colagrande
J.J. Colagrande

maybe he's a Friday the 13th apocalyptic Bayside zombie . .

Lunkhed
Lunkhed

After a great effort, he'd just found the damp spot on the fat girl.

BoogerFree
BoogerFree

At least he's smiling, grimacing, whatever.

TROUBLE3O5
TROUBLE3O5

maybe he was testing his new urban camoflauge and got flustered when he was rudely interrupted with his experiment?

id say he's almost perfected it!...if he closes his eyes and mouth he'd be the ideal shade to blend in with the mugshot background wall!

Roro Kewule
Roro Kewule

just treated for head and eyebrow lice

Mia Anc Pgh
Mia Anc Pgh

Maybe he was auditioning for a new part on the Bayside Stage in the African American musical "Ashy but Classy! Powder My Nose B!*ch! "

your father.
your father.

Ok john time to sprinkle some crack on this nigger, we dont want him employed again.

 JK, thats probably the lye and shit they throw at you to get lice off if you is a dirty ass nigga. which i believe is the case with this fellow.

David Q
David Q

They cops just thrda a bunch of coke on him. Surprised they didnt find him holding a gun which just so happens to be registered to the police man that arrested him.

GusGarciaRoberts
GusGarciaRoberts

I'm just gonna throw out there that this is why you don't let your second cousin guard the stash.

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