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Self-proclaimed Jim Carrey lookalike mocks police asking for reward to hand himself in

Devon Bentley has mocked police - after asking them for a reward to hand himself in. (SWNS/Staffordshire Police)
Devon Bentley has mocked police - after asking them for a reward to hand himself in. (SWNS/Staffordshire Police)

A wanted man who thinks he looks like actor Jim Carrey has mocked police and asked them for a reward to hand himself in.

Devon Bentley is currently wanted by Staffordshire Police in connection with suspected burglary offences.

But the arrogant suspect has repeatedly responded to a local news site's social media post on the police appeal.

The 19-year-old from Normacot, who is still at large, wrote on Stoke-on-Trent Live's page: "Is there a reward for his whereabouts?

"I'm a B-Tech Jim Kerry bro." He later added: "I'm here sir."

And, when one reader questioned why the police aren't spending their time chasing on-the-run paedophiles and rapists, Devon replied: "Excuse me, I am not one of them."

Bentley's comments clearly amused locals with hundreds deciding to share their take on the situation.

Hollywood star Jim Carrey who Devon Bentley believes he resembles. (Getty)
Hollywood star Jim Carrey who Devon Bentley believes he resembles. (Getty)

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On reader quipped. "Some people think they're a cut above the law. While another added: "He must get tired of living on the Fringe of Society."

A third said: "Stoke-on-Trent's soon-to-be hide-and-seek champion."

Devon Bentley is on recall to prison having been jailed last year for entering a house while children slept upstairs to steal the family car.

He climbed in through a kitchen window that had been left ajar at the address in Highfield Avenue, Meir, Staffordshire.

He then stole the car keys before taking the vehicle with an accomplice. He was sentenced to 15 months in a young offenders institution.

Police has urged anyone who knows Bentley's whereabouts to call 101, or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.