Jesús Malverde, sometimes known as the "generous bandit", "angel of the poor", or the "narco-saint", is a folklore hero in the Mexican state of Sinaloa. He is celebrated as a folk saint by some in Mexico and the United States, particularly among those involved in drug trafficking, but he is not officially recognized as a saint by the Roman Catholic Church.He's a handsome devil:
There are those who honor him here in Illinois. Unfortunately, the police know who he is. As in this case:
When Cook County Sheriff's officers spotted a statue of Jesus Malverde in a Toyota Camry parked near their west suburban police station, they knew something was wrong.They found a lot of cocaine in the Camry.
When displaying this saint, be wary.
Your local constabulary
may take it as a clue
to pay more attention to you.