Yesterday I posted about a mystery man who had been locked in a Utah jail for several weeks on misdemeanors because he refused to tell cops his name. He's now been identified. And he's not former Centre County, Penn., District Attorney Ray Gricar, DB Cooper, or famed Alcatraz escapee Frank Morris, all of whom the public suggested to police as possibilities. He is Philip Todd Beavers, 61, of Farmington, New Mexico. A family member identified him after seeing his photo in the news. "Utah County jail’s ‘mystery man’ identified" (Salt Lake Tribune)
David Pescovitz is Boing Boing's co-editor/managing partner. He's also a research director at Institute for the Future. On Instagram, he's @pesco.