Michael Don Mitchell, Terrifying-Looking Drifter and Chronic Burglar, Foiled by Love of Chef Boyardee

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Gregg County Jail
Michael Don Mitchell: The idea of this guy in my kitchen is more than a little discomfiting.
A freaky-looking Longview man faces a burglary charge after police found him with a reusable shopping bag, a fleece hoodie and about $87 he had allegedly taken from a nearby home on Monday.

The homeowner told police that the person who had broken into her house had paused long enough to steal and wolf down a can of Chef Boyardee ravioli in her kitchen. According to his arrest affidavit, when police found Mitchell, he had "red spaghetti sauce around his lips and mouth" that was "consistent with the sauce used in Chef Boyardee raviolis."

For some reason we are having fun imagining Hercule Poirot dayleever zose lahns to a parlor full of East Texas ne'er-do-wells, one of whom bears a tell-tale red moustache and goatee.

The drifter with the monkish 'do, whose 38th birthday came yesterday, has faced similar charges in Houston County, Minnesota, Tennessee, Florida and Oklahoma, and also apparently managed to elude an Oklahoma felony assault and battery warrant for 19 years. Back in 1992, he was also apparently arrested in connection with a ring of horse thieves in Cherokee County.

In the Minnesota case back in 2010, he was found competent to stand trial after a psychiatric evaluation. Though he was caught in the victim's bedroom with $120 of stolen money in his pocket, Mitchell denied that what he did amounted to burglary.

"I didn't break in no house," he told a judge at the time. "I just walked in. The most that was was trespass. I didn't take no money. I have my own money." The same article states that Mitchell had three known aliases, birth dates and social security cards.

The judge in that case disagreed with Mitchell's quirky interpretation of the law and sentenced him to 23 months in a St. Cloud, Minnesota pen.

Mitchell is currently being held in Gregg County Jail on a $10,000 bond.

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Just_Johnny
Just_Johnny

That shirt reminds me of the one a vice principal made me wear when I walked into school with a Red Dog [beer] tshirt on. Mine however, was much more fashionable. Crusty mustard brown, a palm tree in the center with a rainbow behind it declaring simply, "Florida".

MommieDawn
MommieDawn

Once again, Lomax, your 'reporting' is lacking.  Yes, this man is a douche....aliases and robbery and all.  But let's not mock his appearance. It's obvious he has a syndrome of some sort. Possibly harlequin syndrome or the like.

 

Mocking someone for the way they look is just immature and totally not responsible as a 'reporter'.  Stop reaching and just report, little man. 

Wolf Ford
Wolf Ford

As if life wasn't tough enough for him before... now he is known as the ' terrifying-looking drifter'.... have you no shame Houston Press?

MadMac
MadMac topcommenter

Man, closing all those state schools and state hospitals sure was a GREAT idea, huh? Think of all the money the state saved--all those 1/10th% in taxes you saved! That should comfort you when you run into a MoMo like this, in YOUR house, with YOUR 2nd-Amendment-protected AUTOMATIC, and bad, REALLY BAD understanding.

MadMac
MadMac topcommenter

@Rockabilly Wife You've read HP enough to type, "once again," but failed to notice commentary on EVERY SINGLE OTHER SUBJECT'S APPEARANCE? Still the "little man," crack is "mature" and "responsible" gold. A truly "mature" "commentor."

jnovalomax
jnovalomax

 @Rockabilly Wife I wish I could share your compassion, but after burglars stole my dead mother's wedding ring in 2009, I am fresh out of reasons to hold back on serial burglars with multiple aliases who have been stealing as a career since they were 17 years old. If he hadn't had all those aliases, if he'd seemed a little less calculating, I would have written this differently, but this guy freaks me out, and not just because of the way he looks.

MommieDawn
MommieDawn

 @MadMac  @Rockabilly The 'once again' is in response to only Lomax's performance here. He's got a tendency to mock people whether they're good or bad....whether it's a cancer link or their appearance. 

 

Being a commentor, I don't have to nor claim to be mature or responsible. But thanks for reading and taking time to say nothing. Good use of quotation marks as well.....extra points for you!

MommieDawn
MommieDawn

 @jnovalomax I'm sorry for your tragedy...it's awful. My only point was not to mock someone's appearance as in this case there are plenty of hard facts that prove he's a bad guy. 

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