Police release hilarious 'Village People' mugshot of wanted man

A bizarre police image has attracted huge publicity after being likened to a member of the iconic disco group, The Village People.

Known as e-fits, the Electronic Facial Identification Technique is a computer-based method of producing facial composites of wanted criminals, based on eyewitness descriptions.

The e-fit that had people laughing. Source: Facebook/Cleethorpes Community Policing Team

Cleethorpes Communtiy Policing Team in England released the image to try and catch the suspect who attempted to force his way into a house recently.

Authorities received reports of a man trying to force entry into a property on June 13.

Since the image was released, people have also likened the suspect to British Sky Sports presenter Chris Kamara and pop singer Lionel Richie.

In the e-fit, the man appears to be wearing a high-vis jacket and a hard hat – bearing a resemblance to the construction worker from The Village People.

One responded to the police Facebook appeal saying: “Was he singing the YMCA?”

Another response referred to Lionel Richie’s song “Hello” by saying: “Hello, is it me you’re looking for?”

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