Crime

Photos: Top ten most painful-looking mug shots of 2013

As we continue our annual mug shot roundup, we point to an unexpected trend: This year, we received an unexpectedly high number of booking photos featuring people who definitely look worse for the wear. People who are bloody, bruised, in neck braces or, in one case, outfitted with an eye patch.

Clearly, these pics weren't taken on their best day. Check out the ten photos below, and be sure to click on the links or captions to see our original coverage.

KEEP WESTWORD FREE... Since we started Westword, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Denver, and we'd like to keep it that way. With local media under siege, it's more important than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" program, allowing us to keep offering readers access to our incisive coverage of local news, food and culture with no paywalls.
Michael Roberts has written for Westword since October 1990, serving stints as music editor and media columnist. He currently covers everything from breaking news and politics to sports and stories that defy categorization.
Contact: Michael Roberts