Cops: Bank Robber Hid His Red Beard With a Fake One

Shaving apparently never occurred to him
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 22, 2015 1:07 PM CDT
Cops: Bank Robber Hid His Red Beard With a Fake One

(Newser) – He's like a classic bank robber from the movies, but only if his particular movie were a comedy. Police say a man with a red, or at least "reddish," beard robbed four banks in Pittsburgh, and when heavy media attention ensued, he donned a not-so-great disguise: He placed a fake red beard over his real beard and went on to rob two more banks, report CBS Pittsburgh and the AP. Christopher Furay, 33, has pleaded guilty to all six robberies and faces 20 years over the $16,000 haul. Maybe the only explanation for the disguise choice: He told the judge he robbed to support his drug habit. (Read more weird crimes stories.)

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