HuffPo – A bank robber in drag has drawn the ire of both the fashion police and actual law enforcement. Cloaked in a black wig, purple purse, black miniskirt and stretchy pants, Leonard Brown, Jr. allegedly robbed a Bank of America branch in Ceres, Calif. on Tuesday, according to CBS Sacramento. The outfit of the so-called “Stretchy Pants Bandit” drew harsh criticism from the bank’s customers. “Too much black all at once, he needs to throw it off with some other colors,” customer Sabrina Machado told CBS Sacramento. Police said one officer recognized Brown, 28, despite his disguise. They say Brown fled on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash.
Is this all you have to do to get away with bank robbery? Just dress up like a chick in some stretchy pants and you can walk away scot-free? Because if I’m reading this story correctly it looks like everyone is just standing around trying to make each other LOL with stretchy pants jokes while Leonard Brown, Jr. continues to live outside a jail cell.
I don’t think this is the message we want to send to criminals. Like hey all you thieves out there, just wear something hilarious next time you’re out robbing. As long as we can make fun of your fashion sense it doesn’t matter how much cash you flee the scene with. We’ll be so caught up trying to figure out who you’re wearing that we’ll completely forget to arrest you. Stretchy pants. HAHA. Hilarious.
PS – Awful lotta balls by the media dubbing this guy The Stretchy Pants Bandit without releasing a single photo of his stretchy pants. Awful lotta balls.