James Coldwell, 49, disguised himself as a tree when he robbed a bank in Manchester, New Hampshire on Saturday. He had tree branches attached to his clothing and head with duct tape. Police nabbed him after surveillance video that played on TV news led to several anonymous tips of Coldwell's identity. This is according to the police captain whose real name is apparently Dick Tracy. From the New Hampshire Union Leader:
Coldwell was charged with one count of robbery after answering questions at the police station, Capt. Dick Tracy said...Link (Thanks, Vann Hall!)
"I think he was hoping the disguise would camouflage him enough that no one would recognize who he was," Tracy said.
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