Have you seen me?

Have you seen me?

   As a joke I sent a few images to my husband for the future billboard. I was pretty surprised when he came home and said he had used one of the images that I was in. It took a moment to come to terms with the fact that there would be a 12 foot me overlooking Downtown, but isn’t that just what we all need.  Have you seen the billboard? Which image do you think he went with the top image, or the bottom one?

Photo credit Paige Major www.paigemajor.com/instagram

Have you seen me?

Have you seen me?

The FBI has been asking for the public’s assistance in identifying this woman. She is wanted for robbing 2 banks in the San Diego county area. Both banks she robbed are in grocery stores. In both robberies she was unarmed and passed a note to the teller then walked away with an unspecified amount.  

 So here is my take…. Why is the FBI asking for my help? I’ve watched CSI, they can lift partial prints off just about anything.  Have they really exhausted all resources, or are they just being lazy?  Hear me out, she handed a note and wasn’t even wearing gloves so logically I would think they can probably narrow down who this person is on their own if they really wanted to.  Then I got to thinking, can you lift a print from paper.  Here is what I found out, the short answer is yes, but it’s not that simple. Israeli scientists introduced a new method developed specifically for use on paper.  This method was developed back in 2012, so I’m sure we have access to it by this point. 

 Honestly I saw the images of her grocery bank hold up and the first thing to go through my head was, why on earth isn’t she wearing gloves. I’m no criminal mastermind, but leaving fingerprints just seems like a rookie move.