Criminals, in particular vandals and robbers, often disguise their appearance for purposes of shielding their identity. While it is difficult for a bank robber to wear a ski mask in plain sight without garnering some suspicion (unless of course its January in Minnesota), criminals have been known to take advantage of seasonal festivities to avoid a mugshot. For example, there have been many accounts of serial Santa Claus and Easter Bunny robbers during Christmas and Easter events in the past. But perhaps the most opportune time for these ill-intentioned individuals to don a mask and do their evil deeds would be Halloween. Halloween night is full of masked and costumed individuals precariously walking the streets. A robber can easily disguise himself and blend in as one partaking in the festivities, thereby significantly reducing the chance of being fingered by a witness and/or getting apprehended by police. Because of the heightened danger of theft or robbery, law enforcement agencies urge gas stations and convenience stores to post visible signs that require all customers to remove masks before entering. People are advised to travel in groups and avoid less trafficked areas. While the police are doing its part to protect the public, allow me to share a piece of advice to any of you thinking of being naughty this Halloween.
There is a particular mask being sold online that has been quite the hot item this season. The “Casey Anthony” headpiece is made of latex and rubber and bears a remarkable resemblance to the infamous woman believed by many to have drowned and duct taped her own daughter. Whatever your opinion of this woman may be, if your intention is to just scare someone, the mask will definitely do the trick. Depending on your taste though, it may or may not be deserving of a treat.
But if it’s a little more than a trick or treat you are seeking, you might want to think twice about wearing the freakish headpiece. The controversy over this lady’s guilt or innocence has created such a severe level of animosity towards this human being not seen since the OJ Simpson trial. So unless Mr. Robber you want to become the victim and look like Ms. Anthony below, stick to the Michael Myers mask, LOL.
This article is intended for entertainment purposes only.