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Alleged Meth Addict Is A Dead Ringer For Walter White, Sending Internet Into 'Breaking Bad' Joke Frenzy

Ironically, Todd Barrick is wanted for an alleged probation violation related to meth possession in Galesburg, Illinois.


By Gina Tron
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The mugshot of a squinting Illinois man posted by police online has led to the comment section erupting in “Breaking Bad” gifs and remarks about the suspect’s uncanny resemblance to the show’s main character, Walter White.

It doesn’t help that the suspect is accused of a meth-related crime.

The Galesburg Police posted the image to their Facebook page last week, seeking help tracking down Todd W. Barrick, Jr., 50, who is wanted for an alleged probation violation related to possession of methamphetamine, KWQC, a local Illinois outlet reports.

While Barrick is yet to be captured, his mugshot has captured the imagination of social media commenters who love how much he resembles Walter White, the iconic character played by Bryan Cranston in “Breaking Bad.”

In the show, White goes from high school chemistry teacher to methamphetamine dealer. He’s about 50 years old, like Barrick. He’s bald, he wears glasses and he sports a goatee, though White’s goatee doesn’t have hints of purple and pink, like Barrick’s goatee appears to have.

“Well, I guess we have a spoiler for the Breaking Bad movie,” one commenter joked.

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“Have you tried Albuquerque? Perhaps at Los Pollos Hermanos,” another asked on the police page, which refers to a restaurant featured in the AMC show.

The comment section is now filled with references to the show that most fans would certainly get, including “I would never turn in heisenberg”; “Word on the street is that he is the one who knocks”; and “He's in the house with a pizza on the roof.”

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Walter White's doppleganger is asked to contact the Galesburg Police at (309) 343-9151 or the Galesburg area crime stoppers at (309) 344-0044

You can also text your tip to Galesburg Crime Stoppers at 274637. Text keyword "Galesburg" and then your tip.

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