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S.C. easily identify bank robber in drag

July 07, 2005
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S.C. easily identify bank robber in drag

The Associated Press

COLUMBIA, S.C.- It didn't take long for deputies to realize they had the right man in a bank robbery. The black dress with red flowers, red straw hat, and little black mustache gave him away.

Booker Boyd, 49, chose to disguise himself in drag to rob a bank in a Columbia suburb Wednesday afternoon, Richland County sheriff's Lt. Chris Cowan said.

Boyd hadn't changed his clothes when he was caught a few minutes later driving a stolen Ford Expedition, Cowan said.

He was charged with two counts of entering a bank with intent to steal, Cowan said.

Investigators suspect Boyd in two other bank robberies in the past two weeks, but his disguises were much less flashy, authorities said.

FBI spokesman Tom O'Neill said he doesn't know why Boyd decided to dress up Wednesday.

"We don't speculate on what motivates these people - or their choice of wardrobe," O'Neill said.

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