Bad Hair Bandit's wife breaks silence from jail

By: Tim Johnston Email
By: Tim Johnston Email

For several months, seven banks in Kentucky and Tennessee have been robbed by a man called the "Bad Hair Bandit," and on Friday police arrested the robber.

Police say Jason Fox confessed to the seven robberies, including the latest robbery at the L&N Bank inside a busy Williamsburg Walmart, on Thursday. Fox, in many surveillance videos, is seen wearing a woman's wig and holding up the tellers at gunpoint.

"I'm not really involved like they [police] are saying that I am," claimed Tasha Fox, Jason Fox's wife, who was also arrested and charged with helping her husband in the robberies. She denies helping at all.

"I didn't confess to anything," said Fox.

Except in the interview, Fox did admit to getting rid of some evidence, namely a bag with the gun Jason Fox allegedly used. Fox claims she threw the bag off a bridge into a river, but didn't say where.

"Because I was protecting my husband," explained Fox of her decision to toss the bag, she added, "When someone tells you to ditch a bag or whatever, you ditch it."

Fox said the gun was merely a B.B. Gun and that her husband would never hurt anyone, though she allowed he likely scared a lot of people.

"That wasn't his reason, he just was doing what he thought he needed to do, I guess, to help out or take care of his family," figured Fox.

The pair married in June, roughly the same time that the first "Bad Hair Bandit" robbery occurred. When asked if the couple was in need of the cash, Fox said the two had talked about buying a house for their family of four, and to move out of her mother's home.

Still, Tasha Fox denies knowing what Jason Fox was doing.

"I probably thought about it and knew stuff was going on, but it's kind of like denial," she said, adding, "You don't want to know that your husband is doing that."

At one point in the interview, Fox broke down when she spoke about her three-year-old child who she says isn't eating, then added that she will likely miss her daughter's birthday and maybe even the holidays.

Fox insisted that she was not involved and other than drug possession, she isn't a bad person. She added that she's even been sober for 15 months, now, and her husband has been sober for several months, as well.

Still, she waits in the Whitley County Detention Center for her trial date and a chance to plea her case. Jason Fox decline our requests for an interview.

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