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Teen mugshot goes viral for the wrong reason

Murad Mansurovich Kurbanov was arrested for alleged theft of a U-Haul.
(Salt Lake City Jail)

The mugshot of a 19-year-old man sparked a social media frenzy as many seemed to be astonished by the age of the man.

Murad Mansurovich Kurbanov was Tuesday arrested and accused of theft of a vehicle, failure to stop at the command of the police, and reckless driving, according to FOX 13 Salt Lake City.

His alleged crime, but that is not what social media riled up.

A mugshot is posted on the FOX 13 Salt Lake City Facebook page, and comments poke fun at the man followed.

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“Where is the 19 year old?? I only see the 40-year-old,” one person commented.

“If that guy is 19 and I am 12,” another person wrote.

Another wrote: “This guy really makes me feel good about the fact that my 40”.

As of Thursday morning, the post had generated more than 650 comments.

A user also admitted that they were only there for the comments.

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On Tuesday, the police saw a U-Haul of run through several red lights and illegally passing vehicles in Murray. The police tried to pull Kurbanov more, but he didn’t stop, FOX 13 Salt Lake City reported, quoting a probable cause statement.

Later, a tip led the police to Kurbanov location. He was found in a Murray apartment complex and told responding officers he was there visiting a friend, the station reported, quoting a probable cause statement.

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Police escorted him to his friend’s apartment, but no one answered, and he could not offer any other way of contacting the friend, the station reported.

The U-Haul rent which he had rented had to be returned Dec. 14, but it was not. Under Utah state law, it was considered to have been stolen.

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