“This is the guy you want people to take a good, close look at.” WSB’s Mark Winne, interviewing Snellville police chief Roy Whitehead.
“The guy” is suspected of killing a young mother in a Target parking lot. He’s wearing a wig and a fake moustache. The surveillance video is almost impossibly pixelated; the disguise likewise makes his ID highly unlikely. (Later in the piece, Winne carefully acknowledged that “the guy” could be a woman.)
That said, the absurdity of the disguise and the horror of the killing — an apparently premeditated hit in broad daylight in a public place — made this story pretty interesting (and a nice 6pm lead for WSB).
Our only complaint is Winne’s insistence on calling the gunman / hit man / cold-blooded killer a “shooter.” A lemon drop is a shooter. This guy is a murderer. Winne also allowed the police chief to tell most of the story. We approve of the technique, but it regrettably minimizes the staccato Winne voice track style.
Drama points: √ (out of five) Absurdity points: √√√√ (out of five)