Casper the sleepy Highland Park gang member gets an unwelcome wake up call

About 70 parolees were arrested across Los Angeles County early Thursday morning in what was described as the largest “surprise” parole sweep ever,  according to L.A. Now.  But the  majority of the 400 parolees who part of the sweep were not arrested, including a Highland Park gang member named Casper.  Casper apparently did not lose too much sleep after being detained and questioned by officers, said L.A. Now:

A shirtless Highland Park gang member known as Casper yawned widely as he was cuffed and frisked, hunching his shoulders against the predawn chill. One of the 10 police officers swarming his home asked him about the tapestry of tattoos covering his body, as two chihuahua puppies gamboled around black boots. The young man was quickly cleared and went back to sleep.

Parole Agent Rick McKail said that Casper was attending school and “staying out of trouble.”

A Lincoln Heights gang member named Trucha was not so lucky, however.  After officers search his home and discovered two ounces of pot and correspondence with a gang member in Pelican Bay prison, Trucha will be locked up for three months for violating parole.


  1. Great. They arrest the guy for smoking pot and sending a letter to his friend. That’s not going to make him disillusioned with law enforcement and more likely to turn back to crime…

  2. Matt he was on parole and is not aloud to have drugs, he violated his parole for
    Having the drugs and to writing to his homey is also a violation of his gang
    Conditions (no gang association). Now if California finally legalize weed he would of been ok for having it. Lol

  3. Yeah hipsters get to the stories of selling banana oreo brown bread, comic books, records and music videos. latinos get the shot of a guy handcuffed, questioned and taped for going to school and staying out of trouble.

  4. im sure he is smoking out with his homies rt now in the joint lol

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