Scott Coleman, wanted in the U.K., arrested in Amsterdam thanks to identifying tattoos - Credit: Scott Coleman, wanted in the U.K., arrested in Amsterdam thanks to identifying tattoos
Monday, February 23, 2015 - 18:15
Butt tattoo gets British fugitive busted
A 40-year-old British man was arrested in Amsterdam earlier this month, after his prominent and unique tattoo collection leaked his identity to police. Scott Coleman was held at George Gershwinplein in Amsterdam-Zuid on February 9 on account of suspicious behavior, police told broadcaster AT5. He was carrying a genuine Irish passport with his photo but a different name. Coleman has a bulldog tattooed on his neck, a Liverpool FC logo on his leg and a pair of lips on his buttocks, it was reported. British police have confirmed that the tattoos combined with physical characteristics such as height and eye color led to his identification. Coleman has been on the run for 12 years since 2003, when he was found with over three kilograms of heroine in his pocket in Scotland and charged with possession with intent to sell. He has been on an international most wanted list since 2008.