Robbers wearing markered disguises


28 Responses to “Robbers wearing markered disguises”

  1. Deidzoeb says:

    None of the articles I’ve seen answer the most important detail of this case: Was the chunkier guy consciously trying to be one of the “Sons of Batman” from Frank Miller’s Dark Knight Returns, or was he just drawing a generic bat symbol?

  2. jessemoya says:

    And we would have gotten away with it, too, if it weren’t for you pesky kids!

  3. Anonymous says:

    That heist went swimmingly! Time to remove our clever disguises…oh wait…

  4. Anonymous says:

    I lived in Iowa, and I would just like to say in Iowa’s defense: Most of our robbers aren’t this dumb.

  5. Axx says:

    Well. Halloween just got a hell of a lot easier.

  6. Rossy says:

    “I barfed because you looked in my eyes!”

  7. MrJM says:

    “Eyewitnesses described the assailants as a pair of black men in their mid-20s…”

    – MrJM

  8. Manooshi says:

    Reminds me of Trailer Park Boys.

  9. Anonymous says:

    oh, meth

  10. jfrancis says:

    Should have used lemon juice

  11. Brainspore says:

    They regretted the crime almost instantly, knowing that they were now marked men.

  12. Teller says:

    Did they do each other – or each guy do himself?

  13. SamSam says:

    I can just imagine them coming up with this, probably while high:

    Dude, those black masks that bank robbers wear… that’s no different than just drawing black ink on your face! Oh My God, why hasn’t anyone else thought of this??? We’re GENIUSES!

  14. Chuck says:

    When interview separately afterward, both men were quoted as saying…

    “But I TOLD him it was a bad idea!”

  15. Crawford Tillinghast says:

    “We’re very skilled investigators …” (police chief Jeff) Cayler said jokingly.

    Yes, we got the joke.

    (Seriously though, how many cases such as this end up solved far more on account of the crooks being so much more overwhelmingly stupid than the cops than due to any other factor?)

  16. Anonymous says:

    “and the black faces gave them right away”

    … I always knew cops were racists ;-)

  17. Anonymous says:

    This is why I love living in Iowa.

  18. Modusoperandi says:

    Oddly, they represent two of the major subgroups of nerds*: chubby and bearded, scrawny and not. I assume the break-in involved some guy’s comic book collection.

    *There’s also the sub-group “girls”. Sighting are rare. They’re the bigfoot of NerdWorld.

  19. jfrancis says:

    In 1995, McArthur Wheeler walked into two Pittsburgh banks and robbed them in broad daylight, with no visible attempt at disguise. He was arrested later that night, less than an hour after videotapes of him taken from surveillance cameras were broadcast on the 11 o’clock news. When police later showed him the surveillance tapes, Mr. Wheeler stared in incredulity. “But I wore the juice,” he mumbled. Apparently, Mr. Wheeler was under the impression that rubbing one’s face with lemon juice rendered it invisible to videotape cameras.

  20. Heartfruit says:

    Sharpies come off the skin beautifully with something as simple as a baby wipe. We use them for LARPing NPCs all the time. The mistake these two yahoos made was not that the Sharpie wouldn’t come off but that it doesn’t hide their identity.

  21. BarelyFitz says:

    “The black faces gave them right away”

    If that’s not racial profiling, I don’t know what is.

  22. Halloween Jack says:

    The Wolf: You guys look like… What do they look like, Jimmie?
    Jimmie: Dorks. They look like a couple of dorks.

  23. Anonymous says:

    For those who may not have noticed, in addition to the Clockwork Orange eye, Scrawny Robber has a cute little star on his cheek. Maybe Tubby Robber wanted to be Catwoman, but I think Scrawny Robber wanted to be Jem.

  24. Anonymous says:

    The world is different place today than when I was that age. Back then, dumbasses got smeared in there hometowns. Now you’re smeared globally. Glad I was born sooner than later. I gotta admit: was a dumbass too back then.

  25. JKnap says:

    Their “disguises” will go over well in County Jail.

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