Man With Underwear Over His Head Breaks Into Coffee Shop
Many people probably remember their mothers telling them to always wear clean underwear (or keep some in the car) when leaving home. Never was this advice more important than for two burglars who decided to rob a coffee shop just outside of Fruitland, Idaho last Tuesday (May 15, 2012).
According to video surveillance footage, it was around 4:30 am when two men used the backdoor entrance to break into the Big Star Coffee Shop. The first man wore a hat and a bandana over his face. Now here's the interesting part. The second burglar was wearing a pair of men's briefs over his head to conceal his face.
The owner of the coffee shop, Jason Wilson, said "Who robs something with underwear on their head? I think the underwear shows that they're not the smart criminals - or the most well-prepared."
The photos generated from the surveillance footage paint a very ugly picture. Who in their right mind would think it was a good idea to wear underwear on their head to mask their appearance when there are so many other possible choices? But maybe he was trying to start a new trend or put his unique signature on the crime. Either way, you can see this creepy look for yourself by viewing the photos below.
The owner further explains, "They kicked in the backdoor and went right for the safe." Because they knew exactly where the safe was, Wilson thinks that at least one of the robbers is probably a resentful former employee.
Although the men headed right for the large safe, they were unable to remove it because it weights over 200 pounds and is anchored with cement. Instead, they got away with a smaller safe that was removable and contained around $500 in cash.
The vehicle the robbers drove was parked just out of view of the outside surveillance camera. However, after more carefully reviewing the surveillance video of the robbers, it appears that both men are in their early to mid-20's.
The Fruitland Police and neighboring police departments in southwest Idaho have been diligently looking for the suspects. They also want to talk to anyone who may know something or may have witnessed these criminals coming or leaving the scene.
Supposedly, the burglars did leave some pieces of evidence at the scene of the crime, but the underwear in question was not found. Police are saying that they have already received several good leads on this case. But anyone with further information about this crime should call the Fruitland police department.