Rogaine Thief Couldn't Beat the Rap—or Male Pattern Baldness

Florida's 'Balding Bandit' wasn't stealing it for his own use ... obviously
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 8, 2016 5:34 PM CST
Florida's 'Balding Bandit' Gets Prison for Rogaine Thefts
Andres Arias, aka the "Balding Bandit"   (Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office)

A 36-year-old Florida man pleaded guilty Tuesday to stealing Rogaine from drug stores all over Ohio, but he apparently wasn't taking it for his own use, the Palm Beach Post reports. Dubbed the "Balding Bandit,"* authorities say Andres Arias would fly from Florida to Ohio, rent a car, drive to various CVS and Walgreens locations, hide Rogaine—as well as dietary supplements and weight-loss drugs—in his pants, then ship them to New Jersey for payment, according to WFTV. Arias was sentenced to two years in prison and $22,000 in restitution for racketeering. His lawyer says he's "remorseful."

*Ed. Note: Harsh. (Read more weird crimes stories.)

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