It rarely ends well when you get a tattoo on your face.
Richard Magnan sports many of them. The one on his forehead announcing “F— the World” may just emerge as the prosecution’s exhibit A in his upcoming trial. Perhaps the defense will enter the St. Louis Cardinals and Chicago White Sox insignias on his face as evidence of a dangerous split-personality disorder.
A judge ordered the illustrated man held on $3 million bail on involuntary manslaughter charges on Wednesday. Chicago cops arrested Magnan on Monday for killing a friend over the holiday weekend. The rooter of the White Sox in the American and the Cardinals in the National–Is it a crime to hedge your bets and back a team in both leagues?–allegedly shot a fellow member of the 2-6 gang in the stomach in a Walgreens parking lot at the intersection of West 63rd Street and South Austin Avenue. The convicted felon, who now maintains it was a mistake (the shooting, not the righteous ink), fled the scene. There’s no word yet on how any potential witnesses described Magnan to the police.
Some may call him a murderer. Others may call him a psychiatrist. Just don’t call him a Cubs fan.