Ohio Suspect, 45, Looks Rather Squirrely In New Jail Mug Shot

Meet Mark Allan Sperry.

The Ohio man, 45, has been incarcerated in the Butler County lockup since last Tuesday, when he was collared for failing to appear for a court hearing in a child support case.

According to the jail’s web site, Sperry is a 5’ 8” white male who weighs 168 pounds and has brown hair and brown eyes.

However, based on the above mug shot--which is on the jail web site--Sperry appears to be about eight inches tall with black hair and black eyes. And he seems to have an affinity for acorns.

It is unclear how the cuddly squirrel puppet’s photo appeared in place of Sperry, who is next due in court on June 5. Ditto as to the identity of the unseen puppet master.

To review similar instances of mug shot hijinks, click here, here, here, here, and here.

5/15 UPDATE: Jailers have now replaced the squirrel image with an actual photo of Sperry (click here to view).