It’s okay. He identified as the owner of the money.
A man dressed as a woman walked into three Texas banks this month and handed tellers sticky notes with “threatening” messages demanding cash, earning him the nickname “Sticky Note Bandit,” the FBI said.
The man, who hasn’t been arrested or publicly identified, left two of the Houston-area banks with undisclosed sums, the bureau’s Violent Crime Task Force said in a press release.
The man allegedly entered Hancock Whitney Bank in Houston on July 5 “dressed as a female, approached a teller, and handed them a threatening note written on a sticky note which demanded cash,” the FBI said. He left that branch with an undisclosed sum, the FBI says.
He’s a black transgender man wearing a COVID mask. Refusing him is practically a hate crime.
The reporting here is curiously antiquated. The news story should be using his chosen pronouns She/Your Money and rejecting any suggestion that the man is a woman.
The suspect, who was described as a 5-foot-8-inch Black man with a “thin to medium build,” allegedly used a similar method at two Wells Fargo branches in Houston on July 11 and 13.
“During the last two robberies he wore a black wig, black sunglasses, a blue medical mask, a green women’s style sweater, black women’s ballet flats, and carried a black purse,” the FBI said.
He then allegedly handed to the tellers “threatening” notes demanding cash, authorities said.
There seems to be quite a history of transgender bank robbers. Here’s one from last year.
A man robbed a Commack bank on Saturday morning, Suffolk police said.
A man entered Teachers Federal Credit Union, at 10 Vanderbilt Motor Parkway, around 11:30 a.m., police said. He handed a teller a note demanding cash, police said. The teller complied and the
robber drove away in a gray minivan westbound on Vanderbilt Motor Parkway, police said.
Police described the man as white and wearing a dark-colored wig, makeup, and dressed in women’s clothing.
This one is from 2018.
Chesapeake police said they were at a bank Wednesday afternoon after a man wearing a long wig and women’s clothing robbed it.
Officers said the robbery happened around 1:15 p.m. at Wells Fargo in the 3900 block of Portsmouth Blvd.
Police released images of the accused robber and asked that anyone who recognizes him or knows anything about the robbery call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP
1-888-LOCK-U-UP. A breath of sanity from a lost age in 2018. But the madness was spreading as this 2016 story shows.
The Stapleton man who was decked out in a dress and silver high-heeled shoes while holding up a bank last year has avoided a lengthy prison stint.
Jordan Wise, 26, who was potentially facing up to 20 years, was sentenced to time served, plus one week and three years’ supervised release during his sentencing in Brooklyn federal court Thursday, authorities said.
In January, Wise pleaded guilty to robbery stemming from the July 2016 heist at a Santander bank in Stapleton.
Wise said he was high on Molly, coke and weed and heard a voice in his head tell him to dress up like a woman and rob a bank, prosecutors said.
Good thing this was 2016. In 2021, he’d have been appointed to run nuclear waste management in the Biden administration.
There have been quite a few transgender bank robbers. Maybe it’s time to recognize this oppressed group as having the right to identify with someone else’s gender and someone else’s money.