Here's how the "theft suspect" at an Austin, Texas mall is described in news stories in the Austin American Statesman and in the online site of KXAN, a television news channel:
- white male
- 25 to 35 years old
- 6 feet 2 inches tall
- weighing 220 pounds
- stocky build
- brown hair with sideburns
And here's a surveillance camera photo of the suspect:
Am I missing something here? Or is this maybe just another "white Hispanic" or something. Lots of journalists, of course, like to keep a perp's race out of a story -- in cases where the perp is black or Hispanic. However, this seems to be a first -- describing an obviously black or Hispanic guy as white.
Or maybe it's a white guy with a really dark tan.