Someone at the F.B.I.'s Having Way Too Much Fun Naming Bank Robbers
|Earlier this month, the so-called Billy Mays Bandit robbed a Wells Fargo on S. University in Fort Worth.|
One thing the Times article doesn't address: Who at the bureau actually gives these bandits their nicknames? Like this fellow: Large and In Charge, wanted in conjunction with several bank robberies in Arlington and Las Colinas. And how'd this fellow from Fort Worth wind up with the moniker "My Wife is Being Held Hostage"? As it turns out, someone at the F.B.I. is pretty fond of the Inspector Gadget handle -- it's used for three different suspects. Spot-on-ish: Fort Worth's Billy Mays Bandit (that, sir, is quite the impressively fake beard) and the recently captured Max Headroom Bandit. Though I now suspect Gordon Keith is responsible for naming the suspects. Come on: Visual Aids Guy?