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Man with 'I'm a thief and an idiot' tattooed on his forehead is arrested for theft

Tattoo artist Maycon Wesley and his neighbor Ronildo Moreira filmed themselves laughing as they tattooed the confession on then 17-year-old Ruan Rocha da Silva's forehead in June 2017.

Man with ‘I’m a thief and an idiot’ tattooed on his forehead is arrested for theft

  • Ruan Rocha da Silva was arrested on November 27 for breaking into a house
  • He earned his bizarre inking when a tattoo artist caught him stealing his bike
  • The tattoo artist and his neighbor were sent to prison for torturing the boy in 2018

A con artist with ‘I’m a thief and an idiot’ tattooed on his forehead has been arrested by police after being caught red-handed during a burglary in Brazil.

Ruan Rocha da Silva earned his bizarre inking when he was caught stealing a bicycle by a tattoo artist and his neighbor in June 2017.

Tattoo artist Maycon Wesley and neighbor Ronildo Moreira from Sao Bernardo do Campo, São Paulo, filmed themselves laughing as they tattooed the confession on the 17-year-old’s forehead in June 2017. They later shared the footage on social media social.

Both were sentenced to more than three years in prison for torture in 2018.

Tattoo artist Maycon Wesley and his neighbor Ronildo Moreira filmed themselves laughing as they tattooed the confession on then 17-year-old Ruan Rocha da Silva's forehead in June 2017.

Tattoo artist Maycon Wesley and his neighbor Ronildo Moreira filmed themselves laughing as they tattooed the confession on then 17-year-old Ruan Rocha da Silva’s forehead in June 2017.

Ruan Rocha da Silva was again arrested for theft by the Municipal Civil Guards in Cotia, São Paulo

Ruan Rocha da Silva was again arrested for theft by the Municipal Civil Guards in Cotia, São Paulo

Da Silva, meanwhile, was arrested for theft in Mairipora, São Paulo, in 2018 and again in 2019 and has since spent time in jail and rehab.

Now he has been arrested again for theft by the police of Cotia, São Paulo.

According to local reports, he was arrested by police on November 27 after breaking into a house, but was arrested and detained by the occupants.

Upon his arrest, officers immediately recognized him from the now faded but still visible inking on his forehead.

People had previously donated to a crowdfunder for laser tattoo removal, but it’s unclear whether Da Silva, now 22, had completed the sessions.

Maycon Wesley and Ronildo Moreira filmed themselves laughing as they tattooed the confession on the 17-year-old's forehead in June 2017

Maycon Wesley and Ronildo Moreira filmed themselves laughing as they tattooed the confession on the 17-year-old’s forehead in June 2017

Ruan Rocha da Silva got a head tattoo in 2017. The tattoo artist and his neighbor were sent to prison for torture in 2018

Ruan Rocha da Silva got a head tattoo in 2017. The tattoo artist and his neighbor were sent to prison for torture in 2018

Maycon Wesley and Ronildo Moreira then shared the gruesome images on social media

Maycon Wesley and Ronildo Moreira then shared the gruesome images on social media

After taking him to the police station, the officers discovered that there was already a warrant for his arrest for theft.

He initially told police he broke into the house for food, but later admitted he broke in to steal items to trade for drugs.

He told police he slept rough and smoked crack before he robbed the property.

He has been remanded to Cotia public prison, where he is awaiting trial.

Ruan Rocha da Silva, 22, poses showing his faded tattoo on his forehead.  He was arrested for theft in Cotia, Brazil on Sunday November 27

Ruan Rocha da Silva, 22, poses showing his faded tattoo on his forehead. He was arrested for theft in Cotia, Brazil on Sunday November 27

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