Robber's Underwear Disguise Doesn't Fool Witnesses

WELCH, W.Va. (AP) - A robbery suspect tried to hide his face
with a pair of underwear but the disguise didn't fool witnesses.
Police arrested 40-year-old Jerry Keene and 48-year-old
Elizabeth Blankenship, both of English, a short time after the pair
allegedly robbed the Hillbilly Market in English Tuesday night.
McDowell County sheriff's Chief Deputy Mark Shelton says
Blankenship went into the convenience store and then left. Keene
then entered, concealing his face with the underwear, allegedly
showed a gun and demanded money.
Shelton says witnesses identified the suspect, despite the
Blankenship and Keene were each charged with armed robbery. They
were being held Wednesday night at the McDowell County Holding
Information from: Bluefield Daily Telegraph,

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  • by ddz on Feb 16, 2008 at 08:54 PM
    You might be a *fill-in-blank* if ever you have committed robbery wearing yer underwear on yer head.
  • by lonewolf2 Location: eastern ky on Feb 16, 2008 at 06:04 PM
    we have a duct tape bandit now the drawers bandit an if we think it cant get no dumber some other idiot a out do them both my my what a world we live in never a boring day
  • by Anonymous on Feb 16, 2008 at 01:04 PM
    Note: the underwear used to conceal the robbers face was a thong. :D Not going to hide very much that way buddy.
  • by David Location: Gtown on Feb 16, 2008 at 09:38 AM
    At least it happened in Virginia. When the clerk told the cops that the suspect streaked, it was unclear if the clerk was referring to the fact that he ran away or if that was a description of the mask used.
  • by johnny Location: ky on Feb 16, 2008 at 04:09 AM
    you haftto be a red neck to do a job like this. get er don
  • by Larry Location: Richmond on Feb 15, 2008 at 04:46 PM
    This guy here had to be a nut. Since he put a underwear on his head. What the heck were he thinking off. Tell him to get a life and put him in a nut house.
  • by Chuck Location: Bluegrass on Feb 15, 2008 at 02:59 PM
    Alas, a "brief" moment of fame!
  • by Jethro Location: Rat Cheer on Feb 14, 2008 at 09:39 PM
    Any bets that he was wearing "hillbilly" underwear, you know, red flannel long johns, with the flap open so he could see where he was a-goin'?
  • by SR Location: Lexington on Feb 14, 2008 at 06:24 PM
    I hope he had enough sense to wear clean ones ..
  • by Wow Location: RIchmomd on Feb 14, 2008 at 06:08 PM
    "after the pair allegedly robbed the Hillbilly Market" OMG does anybody see the irony in this story? Undewear instead of a mask or panty hose and robbing the hillbilly market. Guess they saw the movie "Lonestar state of mind" and figured tampons wouldnt be better.
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