Man wearing Los Pollos Hermanos t-shirt busted for running meth lab

The 21-year-old meth dealer was apparently a "Breaking Bad" fan

By Prachi Gupta

Published February 26, 2014 6:43PM (EST)

If it weren't for the Los Pollos Hermanos t-shirt he was wearing in his mugshot, 21-year-old Daniel Kowalski would be just another guy police caught running a meth lab. But by wearing a shirt that references the "Breaking Bad" meth lab front, Kowalski is now a national headline for what seems like straight-up trolling of the law enforcement.

On Monday, police in LaGrange, a suburb of Chicago, arrested Kowalski for two counts of possession of a controlled substance, possession of methamphetamine manufacturing materials and possession of materials needed to produce methamphetamine, reports RedEye Chicago.

Off a tip, law enforcement had been monitoring Kowalski since last summer. They found "glass beakers, burners, chemicals, instructional materials for making controlled substances and 12 jars of psychedelic mushrooms" in the home.

Police found two other men in the home, but released them without charges.

Prachi Gupta

Prachi Gupta is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on pop culture. Follow her on Twitter at @prachigu or email her at

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