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An Iowa man who was tricked into getting a radio station logo tattooed to his forehead 10 years ago is making headlines again after his mugshot appeared online. In 2000, Mr Winkelman was listenting to Iowa hard rock radio station KORB when he heard a disc jockey offering listeners a “six-figure payout” if they tattoed the station’s logo on their forehead…

David Jonathan Winkelman, 48, was arrested last Thursday in Daverton, Iowa, on a misdemeanour charge of operating a motor vehicle without the owner’s consent.

Despite the minor offence, a mugshot of Mr Winkelman posted online after the arrest has gone viral and drawn attention to the story that led to his unfortunate appearance.

In 2000, Mr Winkelman was listenting to Iowa hard rock radio station KORB when he heard a disc jockey offering listeners a “six-figure payout” if they tattoed the station’s logo on their forehead.

Mr Winkelman and his stepson Richard Goddard decided to take up the offer and went to a tattoo parlour where they were both permanently marked with the words “Quad City Rocker” and “93 Rock”, thesmokinggun.com reports.

But when they went to the radio station to collect the prize they were told it was all a “practical joke” and they would not be paid.

Mr Winkelman and Mr Goddard then sued the station, claiming it had misled listeners so they could be “publicly scorned and ridiculed for their greed and lack of common good sense”.

But Mr Winkelman later dropped his case and Mr Goddard’s claim was dismissed when he failed to appear in court.

The radio station has since changed its style to adult contemporary and its name to KQCS Star 93.5.

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