‘Breaking Bad’ IRL Alert: Meth Cook Busted Wearing a ‘Los Pollos Hermanos’ Shirt

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It’s a glorious day: Liberal Arts students can finally STFU about whether life imitates art or art imitates life. We’ve finally found our answer in the form of a 21-year-old kid running a meth lab in suburban Chicago. When he was busted by the police, he had the honor of getting his mugshot taken in a Los Pollos Hermanos shirt. Turns out the kid was a regular Jesse Pinkman. Via the Chicago Tribune:

Daniel Kowalski, 21, was charged with two counts of possession of a controlled substance, possession of methamphetamine manufacturing materials and possession of materials needed to produce methamphetamine, all felonies, according to the Cook County sheriff’s office.

Sheriff’s officers went to Kowalski’s coach house in the 1000 block of 61st Street in unincorporated Cook County near LaGrange around 6:45 p.m. Monday after they received information that Kowalski may be trying to make methamphetamine, the sheriff’s office said.

Inside the home, officers found glass beakers, burners, chemicals, instructional materials for making controlled substances and 12 jars of psychedelic mushrooms, the office said.

In the mug shot after his most recent arrest, Kowalski is wearing a T-shirt bearing the words “Los Pollos Hermanos,” the name of a restaurant used as a front by a meth dealer in the TV series “Breaking Bad.’’

Sheriff Tom Dart later sent out a tweet saying, “For those asking, Daniel Kowalski was actually wearing a @Los_Pollos_ABQ shirt at the time of arrest.”

Ansari added of Kowalski: “He obviously knows something about the show.’’


Somewhere, Gustavo Fring is smiling.


[H/T: Gawker]

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