A burglary suspect has apparently been compared to Sloth from The Goonies after police tweeted a photo of him with a reference to the American comedy classic film.
West Midlands Police, who have been praised for their sense of humour by social media users, tweeted the picture of wanted man Louis Barnett from their official account, with the phrase "Hey You Guys" – made famous by the 1985 cult film.
HEY YOU GUYS - Can you help us track down Louis Barnett who is wanted for burglary? Call 101 if you've seen him. pic.twitter.com/YZtiJqoqXr— West Midlands Police (@WMPolice) June 3, 2015
— West Midlands Police (@WMPolice) June 3, 2015
Several Twitter users responded to the appeal by suggesting that Barnett, aged 23, resembles The Goonies' character Sloth.
@WMPolice I'm sorry but had to laugh... The goonies came to mind 😂😂
— Tracy Williams (@possiblyperfect) June 3, 2015
Barnett, from Stechford, Birmingham, is wanted in connection with a break-in committed in the Castle Bromwich area.
Electrical items and jewellery were stolen during the offence on May 18.