Vincent Mercado: Violent fugitive street named 'Playboy' became killer -- at age 7

Seriously, what is it with the tattooed devil horns? For the third time now in just over a month, we have a Washington’s Most Wanted fugitive sporting the crazy tats on his head.

This ‘Playboy’ as Vincent Mercado likes to be called, is no ‘devil in disguise’. Along with his horns, he has the Playboy bunny logo tattooed on his chest.


Mercado’s criminal history is chilling -- convicted of Aggravated Murder -- when he was just seven years old -- stabbing a teen boy several times, then calmly walking away. When cops found him, he told the officer he got the blood on his hands helping an injured dog.

Officers say his rap sheet started a year earlier when he was just six -- and never stopped. “He's a high-violent offender with a nasty temper, specifically towards women,” says Department of Corrections Ofc. Christina Lacy. “He's been arrested several times for violating 'no contact orders'. His other arrests include dangerous weapon possession, theft of a firearm, and obstruction. It appears that most of his crimes are fueled by his serious meth addiction. He's also extremely aggressive towards law enforcement."

Here are the details on VINCENT MERCADO:

    Officers think he’s hiding in the Benton County area, but also has ties to California.

    If you know where he is, call an anonymous tip into:

    CRIME STOPPERS: 1-800-222-TIPS

    You must call the Crime Stoppers hotline with your tip to be eligible to receive a cash reward for information leading to a fugitive’s arrest.

    CLICK HERE for information on how to TEXT A TIP to Crime Stoppers

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