Man Tried To Use Stolen ID At Bar, Looked Nothing Like Victim: Cops

The suspect allegedly had the victim's wallet in his fanny pack; his mug shot has since gone viral.

February 05, 2019

Julian Mitchell [Nashville Metro Police Department]

Photo by: Julian Mitchell [Nashville Metro Police Department]

Julian Mitchell [Nashville Metro Police Department]

Julian Mitchell [Nashville Metro Police Department]

By: Mike McPadden

NASHVILLE, TN — A Nashville man has been arrested for identity theft after attempting to use a stolen debit card at a bar. When asked to show ID, the man allegedly produced a driver’s license that police say was “plainly obvious” belonged to someone else.

Julian R. Mitchell, 20, was arrested in Davidson County last Thursday after a bar worker notified the authorities.

According to the affidavit, Mitchell tried to use a Regions Bank card that the business’s system red-flagged as having been reported lost or stolen. Mitchell then allegedly handed over a Tennessee driver’s license, and the photo, along with a “discrepancy in height,” reportedly made it clear that the item belonged to someone else.

After police arrived, Mitchell reportedly denied claiming the license was his, but a search of the suspect’s fanny pack produced the victim’s wallet and several other cards belonging to the victim.

Mitchell is presently being held on a $25,000 bond. His distinctive-looking mug shot has been making its way around social media.

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