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Dressed For The Occasion

Newly released Halloween mug shot a self-fulfilling prophecy

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Dressed For The Occasion

NOVEMBER 21--Meet Adam Ballingall. As seen in the his mug shot, the Pennsylvania man, 25, dressed up as a prisoner for Halloween. And then, in a very meta moment, he went and got himself arrested by Upper Moreland Township cops.

According to a police report, Ballingall and three costumed friends were nabbed in the parking lot of the Big Heads bar after officers on routine patrol noticed them smoking marijuana. While his cronies were cited for pot possession and disorderly conduct, Ballingall took a collar for cocaine possession, disorderly conduct, and possession of drug paraphernalia (police only announced the arrest yesterday after lab results confirmed that he was carrying coke).

Sadly, Ballingall's friends did not have to pose for booking photos. Along with a female witch and a guy dressed as Jason from the 'Friday the 13th' movies, one man was wearing a coconut bikini top and Hawaiian leis. (2 pages)