get a visual ID


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Hi there, please explain to me what does "get a visual ID" mean in this case:

“That’s when I looked back, and everything came together really fast. There was the flash of a gun, and him lunging for me. Like I told the cops, my brain wasn’t exactly transmitting, ‘Get a visual ID.’ It was more like, ‘Holy freak show, I’m about to go splat!’ He growled, whacked me three or four times with the gun, grabbed my handbag, and ran.”

  • ewie

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    Hi Minhduc. It means Look at him and memorize his face for when the police are asking you questions later.
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