Sunday, March 1, 2009
The Duct Tape Bandit
In August 2007, Kasey G. Kazee, 24, wrapped his head like a Mummy with gray duct tape and then, feeling powerful in his new secret super-villain identity, proceeded to rob Shamrock Liquors in Ashland, KY.
"Kazee allegedly indicated to a female clerk that he had a knife and threatened to harm her if she didn’t give him the money out the cash register. The clerk complied and the robber turned and left," The Daily Independent reported. "Before he could make his getaway, though, a Shamrock Liquors employee, Craig Miller, tackled him in the store’s parking lot. Miller and several other men who came running over from the Foodland store next door detained Kazee until the police arrived."
According to the store's manager, Kazee only got away with $15.
In May 2008, Kazee was sentenced to ten years in jail for the robbery that spawned scores of YouTube parodies and international ridicule. Dubbed "The Duct Tape Bandit" by the media, he's provided much hilarity for those who can laugh at our sick sad world.