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Police blame high heat for man's pink-faced booking photo

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OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. -

Police in Oklahoma City say it took two shots of pepper spray to the face, and a Taser for good measure, to get suspect Jeremy Wayne Hughes into the back of a cop car Tuesday night.

But that's not why his face appears to be a bright shade of pink in his booking photo from Oklahoma County Jail. According to one Oklahoma City Police Department spokesman, that was the work of the scorching sun. 

A department spokesman told the News Tribune that  there have been times where a person's skin will have a slight irritation due to the spray. However, the department insists that Mr. Hughes' face was washed off with water per protocol.

According to Oklahoma City jail records, Hughes has no known address. He had likely been exposed to the elements all afternoon, before police confronted him for allegedly stealing several thousand dollars worth of tools from a restaurant parking lot. 

OKC Fox reports that Hughes was involved in an altercation with an officer when confronted. Police say the officer sprayed pepper spray in Hughes' face, but it did not phase him.  At one point, Hughes allegedly struck the officer in the head with a "bag of tent poles".

A second officer arrived on scene and hit Hughes with a taser. The item had no effect on him. One of the officers then used pepper spray on Hughes' face a second time and they were able to take him into custody.

Hughes faces charges of assault and battery of a police officer and resisting arrest. 

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