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Guy's Mugshot Goes Viral After People Realize He Looks Exactly Like Walter White From 'Breaking Bad'

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A Walter White lookalike has gone viral after a police mugshot caught the attention of Breaking Bad fans.


An image of Todd Barrick Jr was posted on Facebook by officers from Galesburg Police Department in Illinois, who said the 50-year-old is wanted in connection with a probation violation.

Posted by Galesburg, IL Police Department on Tuesday, September 3, 2019

The force's followers, though, were less interested in his alleged discretion and more focused – with his bald head, goatee beard and glasses – on his resemblance to Bryan Cranston's character in the much loved AMC TV show.

Referencing Walter White's alias in the show, one said “Heisenberg is Alive!!", while another quoted one of the character's most memorable lines, commenting:

“Say my name!!!"
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Another wrote that he was "in the house with a pizza on the roof" and several people suggested the whole thing was a stunt by Netflix to promote the upcoming Breaking Bad movie, El Camino, which is to be released on the streaming platform next month.


Breaking Bad tells the story of a high school chemistry teacher who starts to produce methamphetamine to provide money for his family after he is diagnosed with cancer.


To make the resemblance even more striking, at 50 Barrick Jr is the same age White was at the start of the series.


It is not the first time police have sought help looking for someone who resembles as well known TV character.

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Last month, a man was jailed for theft and fraud offences after he went viral when a picture of him released by Lancashire Police was compared to Ross Geller from the sitcom Friends, played by David Schwimmer.

Schwimmer played along by posting a video of himself recreating the image on his Twitter account.


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The wizarding world is now a reality.

Sort of.

A Canadian company has created a real life invisibility cloak, and it's mind-blowing to see in action.

The company, HyperStealth Biotechnology Corp., calls its creation "Quantum Stealth."

See it in action here:

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Describing themselves on their website as "Leaders in Camouflage, Concealment, and Deception", HyperStealth has patents pending on their magical invention.

The "invisibility shield" is made of an inexpensive, paper thin material that bends light to make objects appear to be invisible. The company boasts that it would be able to hide people, vehicles, and even buildings.

Humans hidden by Quantum Stealth would also be undetectable to heat-sensing cameras.

Meet the Canadian who created a real-life invisibility shield youtu.be

Guy Cramer, the CEO of HyperStealth and the shield's inventor explained to CTV News:

"This is the same material that you see in 3D books and DVD covers and movie posters where by moving side to side you get a 3D image. We're using the same material and we've removed the picture from behind it to get that effect."

The material was never meant to for public use, but Cramer hopes that his invention will be helpful to Canada's military allies, including the United States.

Since releasing video demonstrations of the "invisibility cloak", military personnel have become interested in learning more about it.

Reception to the prototype, initially demonstrated to militaries in 2011, was lukewarm. But HyperStealth's recent promotional materials have since caught the attention of higher ups.

Cramer has expressed surprise about the public's interest in "Quantum Stealth" on Twitter.

Cramer admitted to CTV that he has reservations about how the material can be used:

"The intention was to keep it out of the public and to allow the military to use it sparingly or bury it. My concern is the criminal element using this at some point in the future and non-allied countries using it against our soldiers out there."

Fans of the Harry Potter series are comparing "Quantum Stealth" to Harry's Invisibility Cloak.





Featured in both the book and movies, Harry's Invisibility Cloak is a made from a magical fabric that he and his friends wear to appear invisible, usually to hide from Hogwarts' staff.

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Twitter is in awe of the invention's unbelievable capabilities.





Though some people share Cramer's worries about it falling into the wrong hands and its use in warfare.





Despite the public's excitement and concerns, Cramer doubts that it will ever be available for civilian use.

When addressing "Quantum Stealth's availability to the general public, he wrote on the HyperStealth website:

"Not in the near future unless the Military decided to release the technology and I don't anticipate that will happen anytime soon."

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