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Bank robbers, who get caught, are usually complete idiots. Case in point, a white guy who robbed a bank in blackface has been arrested. 

The robbery occurred back in August, but the feds finally caught faux-brown-skinned bank robber this past Wednesday (Nov. 8).

Reports the San Bernardino Sun:

A man in blackface and wearing a beanie who was caught on surveillance video trying to rob a Corona bank in August was arrested in his Lake Elsinore home Wednesday, Riverside County sheriff’s officials said Thursday.

Investigators gathered enough evidence to serve a search warrant Wednesday at the Lake Elsinore home of Jerrad Schmittle, 40, according to a sheriff’s press release. Schmittle was subsequently arrested on suspicion of attempted robbery.

On the afternoon of Aug. 18, deputies from the Lake Elsinore sheriff’s station were called to the Wells Fargo Bank in the 11000 block of De Palma Road in Corona after a silent alarm was triggered, according to the statement.

Investigators learned a white man, “with obvious dark make-up to disguise his appearance,” had given a teller a note that demanded money, officials said. The man also told the teller he had a gun.

Schmittle wasn’t ID’d until Nov. 1. Meaning, someone probably dropped dime on his dumb ass.

Also, this pretend I’m a Black guy while I pull a heist ploy is nothing new.


[H/T Vibe]

Photo: Courtesy of the FBI