Photos: Top 25 mug shots of September 2012

As seen in our pictorial roundup below, September witnessed a slew of alternatively bizarre and startling crime stories -- and the images that accompanied them were just as memorable.

Look below to see the faces of those accused in shootouts, standoffs and more (including the latest shot of Colorado's most notorious alleged monster), and click on the headlines or captions to read our original coverage.

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