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Police seeking Walter White on meth charges

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The real (left) and fictional Walter Whites (Tuscaloosa Sheriff's Office/AMC)

A man sharing the name and alleged profession of one of TV's most popular characters is wanted on meth charges.

Walter White is accused of violating his probation in a methamphetamine manufacturing case. And as noted by Alabama.com, he has shot to the top of Tuscaloosa County's most wanted list.

White, 55, shares a name, and alleged criminal profession, with Bryan Cranston's Walter White character in the AMC cable drama series "Breaking Bad." In the Emmy-award winning show, White is a former high-school chemist who turns to a life of crime to help pay for his cancer treatment and provide for his family.

But unlike the fictional character, the real-life Walter White has a history with the law, having been arrested in 2008 on charges of trafficking methamphetamine, unlawful manufacturing of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance and possession of precursor materials.

Some outlets, including the Daily Beast, claim the real-life Walter White bears a striking resemblance to his fictional counterpart. Personally, we don't see the resemblance. But what do you think? Could this Walter White be a newfound Heisenberg?

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