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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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