Saturday, July 24, 2010

May the force be with you..............soon

I suppose it was bound to happen sooner or later, but it seems as if Darth Vader is now a bank robber.

Express.

MAN DRESSED AS DARTH VADER RAIDS BANK

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A CCTV image of the armed robber dressed as the baddie from Star Wars
STAFF and customers were amused when a man dressed as Darth Vader strolled into a bank. One even joked with the Star Wars villain – until he pulled out a handgun and demanded cash, screaming: “This is not a joke.”
The six-foot robber, wearing a Darth Vader mask, cloak and, incongruously, camouflage trousers, robbed the bank in Long Island, New York, on Thursday.
After stuffing an undisclosed amount of cash in a bag he fled, punching a customer who tried to stop him.
 

Police released CCTV images of the phantom menace yesterday, but admit they have a difficult task as he wore his mask throughout the robbery.


Not funny for the bank or the customers of course, but this is one of the reasons why entry to those who conceal their faces is a must for certain buildings and facilities, religious reasons be damned. Not that religion has a lot to do with face concealment, more a case of  look I'm more holier than you and I reject your society. Still if people want to dress like that, that's up to them, but they also have to accept that certain places should have the right to say unless you show your face you will not be permitted entry.

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James Higham said...

Burqa implications?

Quiet_Man said...

Well, the Burka would make a good disguise for a bank robber...........just saying ;-)

Goodnight Vienna said...

Nicely spotted, QM. If it's good enough for Darth it's good enough for me :-) Burqa bank robbers are so passe now.