Friday, September 04, 2009

Disco Bank Robber from Outer Space!

Jeezus, it's September already, but people got a few excellent crimes in the last days of  August! The latest bank robber to hit Houston wants to out-weird the Reckless Robber (hero to bicyclists everywhere).
Authorities are searching for a man they say robbed two banks in less than a hour while wearing a silver sweat-inducing jogging suit and toting a pistol.
The first robbery occurred about 11:30 a.m. last Friday at a Wachovia branch at 5650 Memorial Drive, according to the FBI. The second heist occurred about 45 minutes later and 25 miles away at a Bank of America branch at 1550 West Bay Area Boulevard, officials said.
Because of his distinctive get-up, which included sunglasses, the FBI has labeled him the “Sweatin' to the Oldies” robber. (Dale Lezon, The Houston Chronicle, Sept. 3, 2009)
What the fuck? Is it the official policy of the FBI to give ridiculous names to robbery suspects?
http://www.chron.com/photos/2009/09/03/18140533/260xStory.jpg    http://www.chron.com/photos/2009/09/03/18140574/260xStory.jpg 
Over at B.S. Houston Art Blog, it is suggested he looks like Frank Black. But I think he looks more like David Thomas of Pere Ubu. What's your opinion, readers?
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 Frank Black
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David Thomas

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3 Comments:

Blogger Alexander said...

Definitely Black Francis.

11:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://www.lep.co.uk/manchesternews/Gorilla-and-clown-in-pub.5621022.jp

It's the age of the comedy crime.

3:16 PM  
Blogger Robert Boyd said...

I think what makes the modern era of crime (especially bank-robbery) so special is that security cameras are so freaking good now, that you get a really good picture of the criminal--not like the super grainy security cameras of old. So maybe robbers looked just as weird as the Reckless Robber of mister new wave here, but now we have such excellent photos!

9:23 PM  

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