Well, inspired or not, there IS a REAL meth-cooking man called Walter White who is currently wanted by the Tuscaloosa County Sheriff's Office in Alabama for violating probation!
Back in 2008 Walter was arrested on the charges of trafficking methamphetamine, unlawful manufacturing of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance and possession of precursor materials.
Walter violated his probation - which began in 2010 - in January 2012 when he was found revisiting his past crimes concerning meth, but he failed to show up at his appointed court appearance and is now wanted by the police.
We're sure Breaking Bad's creators MUST have known about this dude… otherwise this major coincidence is indicative of a malfunction in the matrix! Tee hee!