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11 December 2008 3 Comments

Advice: Don’t lie about your name when it’s on your neck

If you’re going to give the police a fake name, you might not want to have your real name tattooed on your neck.

That’s what St. Paul police say happened this morning.

Officers saw two men crossing a street, but not in a crosswalk, at Forest Street and Minnehaha Avenue about 12:50 a.m., according to a police report. Officers then saw them walking in the street, though there were sidewalks. Both acts violate St. Paul ordinances, the report said.

Police stopped the men and planned to warn them about the violations, the report said. One man was evasive about his identification, telling police he had never had a picture ID, according to the report.

“In an attempt to deceive officers, he gave the name Darnell Lewis,” the report said. “Officers investigated further and with the help of the large tattoo on the male’s neck that read ‘Frazier,’ they were able to identify him.”

His real name: Darnell Louis Frazier.

There were five arrest warrants out for the 25-year-old St. Paul man, the report said. One was a felony warrant for parole violation, and four were misdemeanor warrants — two for no proof of insurance, one for driving after revocation and one for driving after suspension, according to the report.

Frazier was booked into the Ramsey County jail.

In 2002, Frazier pleaded guilty to the Sept. 20, 2001, burglary of an Arab-owned convenience store in St. Paul — a crime his accomplice told police was revenge for the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

Thembi Says: Should we laugh or cry? I can hardly dissect the tangled web of nihilism that would make a black man (a)get his name tattooed on his neck, (b)rack up FIVE arrest warrants, (c)draw attention to himself while dodging five arrest warrants, (d)lie about his identity when approached by police, and (e)the real kicker, FAIL to incorporate the name on his neck into said lie! It takes a special kind of dummy to be this bad at life. Can I also say that the neck tattoo is a serious problem and needs to start coming up in conversation about trends that are bad for black folks along with saggy pants? I won’t lie, I have my own name tattooed on my body, and I feel silly about that sometimes. But there is little you can do to yourself that marginalizes you in society as much as putting your name permanently on your neck. Combine the tatt with that fuzzy FROnytail and you may as well just fill out the Burger King application on the way home from the tattoo shop. This is why there will always be white people who openly dislike black folk, especially distrusting those with names like “Darnell”. I wish I could whoop his behind, scrub him down, and put him in a turtleneck sweater. By the way, he’s wack for that 9/11 nonsense.


  • Reginald Dorsey said:

    The 9/11 thing was the first thing I noticed, too.

  • A.Smith said:

    I HATE neck tattoos. They are the WORST things ever.

    Meanwhile, don’t cry for this dude. Laugh at him. 7 good laughs, per Katt Williams’ recommendation… he deserves it.

  • cinco said:

    stupid ass…

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