For fans of The Wire: Man named Omar Little arrested in Baltimore (seriously!)

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Via Warming Glow: Justin Fenton is a crime reporter for the Baltimore Sun. He must be asked, “Is your city like “The Wire”?” 84 times a day. After something that happened this weekend, he can firmly/depressingly say, “Indeed.”

An hour after sending that tweet, he directed another at Michael K. Williams, the actor who played Omar. It said, “I read Omar was based on several real-life stickup men, but none named Omar Little. Do you know where the name comes from?” The men he’s referring to are Shorty Boyd, Donnie Anders, Ferdinand Harvin, and Anthony Hollie, who all robbed drug dealers between the 1980s and 2000s, according to the Guardian.

The first question that must be asked, was this Omar out for a trip to pick up some Honey Nut Cheerios?

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