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Teenager, 17, dubbed “prune head” sentenced to five years for robbing a child’s motel birthday party with a gun

February 26, 2017  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Teenager, 17, dubbed “prune head” sentenced to five years for robbing a child’s motel birthday party with a gun

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A teen, also known as “prune head” for his scalp’s appearance, was sentenced to up to five years behind bars after he robbed a child’s birthday party at a motel with a gun.

Rufus Gates, 17, was sentenced after he barged into a child’s party and robbed someone at gunpoint at a motel in South Carolina.

“prune head” pleaded guilty to the December 2015 incident where he was assisted by Alexander Lamar Outlaw, who was previously sentenced to ten years behind bars.

The teenager has been ridiculed online over his mugshot, where social media users called him a “prune head” because of his scalp.

Gates was taken into custody just after the robbery at the Delta Motel, in central South Carolina, WITN reported.

The two men came into the motel room where there were four kids and two adults and pushed them into a corner and demanded a man to hand over his property.

After press outlets published Gates’ mugshot, his head’s appearance has been made the subject of several prune and raisin punchlines.

The top of Gates’ scalp is wavy by rolls of skin that are bunched up to make it appear as if it is wrinkled, much like a raisin or the surface of a brain.

It seems that Gates may have a rare disorder called cutis verticis gyrata, which was first discovered in the 1800s.

Medscape explains that the condition is the “scalp manifesting as convoluted folds and furrows formed from thickened skin of the scalp” and a version of the abnormality can cause “mental deficiency.”

Despite his condition, social media did not waste any time in making fun Gates over the rolling indents on his scalp, comparing it to a grape and wrinkly fingertips.

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