I mean if you’re really hurting for cash and can’t afford a fancy disguise then you make do with whatcha got, which in this case is a menstruating girlfriend/sister/mom who is now missing 1 maxi pad because Gary Victor, 51, decided he needed one to wear as a disguise before robbing an auto-parts store. Don’t know why he didn’t just use a clear plastic bag or cover his face with his hands since those are both just as effective and even cheaper than taping feminine hygiene products to your face, but clearly Gary isn’t exactly a criminal mastermind:
Took police about .005 seconds to be like “Oh hey look it’s Gary!” after reviewing the store’s security footage:
Because the video was so clear — and because police say they’ve dealt with the suspect before — he was tracked down and arrested this morning. He’s been identified as Gary Victor, 51. Police believe he was under the influence of something.
“We had a pretty good picture of his face cause he came to the store the first time and looked in the window without his maxipad on,” Wedell said, chuckling somewhat. “But when he came back and he had the maxipad over his eyes I guess he thought it was going to take care of everything
“It wasn’t surprising, but yes, that is in fact that’s what he was trying to conceal his identity with and he didn’t do a very good job,” said Trish Hill, spokeswoman for the Apple Valley Police Department.(via)
After Gary’s arrest the store received its stolen merchandise back and police were reportedly able to recover the used maxi pad.
[H/T NBC Los Angeles]