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Thursday, February 28, 2013

Top Ten Strangest Missouri Bandits: Mr. Polite, Spider-Man, Granddad and More! (PHOTOS)

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2. The Gray Wig Bandit

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A confusing costume is the key to a confused police department. Such was the case with a bank robbery executed quickly and quietly by an individual with red lipstick and a grey wig.

Columbia officials originally identified this person as "believed to be female," then as a grammatically incorrect "they" -- and in a subsequent press release, gave up altogether and said the gender of the suspect was "unknown." But police would still like tips if you have any leads!

1. The Granddad Bandit

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This guy really is like the grandfather of all crazy Missouri bandits. In 2010, after he was suspected of robbing literally dozens of banks, St. Louis FBI held a press conference and officially gave him the granddad nickname.

Why? He's nice, polite -- and really good at stealing money.

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