Duct-Tape Bandit To Spend 10 Years Behind Bars

CATLETTSBURG, Ky. (AP) - A man who wrapped his head in duct tape and tried to rob an eastern Kentucky liquor store was sentenced
Friday to 10 years in prison for the bizarre caper which spawned
mocking videos on YouTube.
Judge David Hagerman sentenced 25-year-old Kasey G. Kazee in
Boyd Circuit Court, said deputy circuit clerk Cathy Alley.
Kazee pleaded guilty last month to second-degree robbery.
Police said Kazee entered an Ashland liquor store on Aug. 10 with his entire head, except for openings at his eyes and mouth, wrapped in duct tape.
Police said he threatened to harm a clerk if she didn't give him money from the cash register and she complied. Before the "Duct Tape Bandit" could make his getaway, another store employee tackled him in the parking lot and he was detained until officers arrived.
Police said no weapon was found on Kazee when he was arrested.
And the duct tape proved easy to remove.
"He had perspired so much it nearly fell off," said Susan Sherman, assistant to the patrol commander at the Ashland Police Department.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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  • by Drywall Screw Bandit on May 27, 2008 at 04:31 PM
    Yea but can duct tape hold wood togather?
  • by Note to Chad on May 27, 2008 at 07:46 AM
    What the heck is a "genious" smart boy? You just showed that you are probably as smart as the Duct Tape Bandit. The word is spelled "genius" you big genious! Thanks for making my side hurt from laughing at you.
  • by Chad on May 26, 2008 at 07:49 PM
    This is a great way to represent Ky. Do we need idiots like this? Wow, what a genious!
  • by Anonymous on May 26, 2008 at 01:33 PM
    99% of stupid things in the world could be prevented, the thing is, the people who could prevent them and don't are the stupid ones. The best place for this dumba$$ is jail. He'd better be duct taping his #$% shut.
  • by Zatoichi Location: Richmond on May 24, 2008 at 12:53 PM
    Brenda of Richmond, yes this could have been prevented. If only someone had taken the time to teach Kazee the proper use of duct tape.
  • by Brenda Location: Richmond on May 23, 2008 at 11:49 PM
    Didn't you hear the report said he hard a childhood and he was abused. He wasn't taught life skills. He fall through the cracks. This could have been prevented.
  • by John Dupont Location: Pikeville on May 23, 2008 at 10:39 AM
    Just goes to show ya, that when they take our duct tape only "crooks" will have duct tape !
  • by Zatoichi Location: Richmond on May 23, 2008 at 10:17 AM
    Perhaps once he and Bud Mackey get out of jail they can play basketball at UK.
  • by Jeff Location: Ky on May 23, 2008 at 09:11 AM
    Why even waste tax payer's dollars on a jail cell? Just duct tape him to a wall keeping his hands free (he's too stupid to realize he could use his hands to free himself), place a bucket in front of him as a toilet, and put a tray in front of him so he can eat. Problem solved!
  • by Sherry Location: Flordia on May 23, 2008 at 09:02 AM
    What an idiot did he not know he was going to have to go to the ambulance to get the duck tape removed? I mean honestly he would have gotten caught either way!
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