So last summer I was the victim of a crime. The police had some strong ideas about who might have done it, so I had opportunities to try to identify the perpetrator twice. Both line ups were really well done, in the sense that all six men looked a lot alike. I failed both times to identify the person the police think was responsible, although he came in “second” in my rankings. In my own defense, he wore sunglasses and a baseball hat when the crime was committed, and it happened pretty fast, so I think anyone might have had difficulties picking him out. In part I think it was my recent experience described above that caused this post to hit me like a ton of bricks.