In case your belief in the uncompromising honesty of The Wire had begun to fade, one Baltimore citizen is doing more than his part to prove that David Simon was telling it like it is. Baltimore Sun crime reporter David Fenton noticed that a man named Omar Little — yes, the very same name as Michael K. William’s character — was picked up over the weekend on a handgun charge. (This is not the first Wire-in-real-life incident — the actress who played Snoop was arrested last year for selling drugs.) When reached for comment, Simon said the name was a “coincidence, completely,” though we suspect that maybe more than one aspiring Baltimore hardass has changed his or her name since the show aired. If you’re out there, Stringer Bell, please come back to us.
Omar (Michael K. Williams) from The Wire Photo: HBO