What a sneaky bank robber! Conrad Zdzierak, who is white, successfully robbed several banks in Ohio while wearing a very expensive “Hollywood” mask to make him look black.
He had the cops completely fooled, and was only caught when his car was splattered with red dye — a boobytrap that was hidden in the stolen money.
“The suspect seen in the surveillance photographs and that we were looking for, we believed to be an African-American male. The suspect was actually a male, white, who was wearing an elaborate disguise,” Springdale, Ohio, Police Lt. Michael Mathis told WFTS.
Investigators believe Zdzierak likely removed the mask between the robberies in order to confuse the cops who believed they were looking a black man. The authorities caught a break when they spotted a Volvo with its interior splattered with red dye from a dye pack slipped into a bag used to hold the stolen money. Police found Zdzierak hiding in a motel bathroom.
“He wore what I’m calling a ‘Hollywood quality’ mask,” Mathis said. “These things cost $600-$700.”
Wow, what an awesome mask, it looks so life-like! But what a sneaky trick… I’m glad they caught him!
You can check out “The Player” on SPFXMasks.com.
Here’s a short video of the mask in action: