Thursday, December 02, 2010


A white man who pleaded guilty to six robberies in Ohio used a black mask so lifelike that police initially arrested a black man for one of the crimes.

Conrad Zdzierak, 30, pleaded guilty Monday in Hamilton County Ohio to one count of aggravated robbery and five counts of robbery in a plea deal with prosecutors.

The mother of the wrongly accused man even thought a photo of the robbery suspect she saw on television was a photo of her son. An unnamed black man's mother saw a surveillance video picture like this one on television and believed the robber was her son.

Actual Bank Securiy photo
Zdzierak, who should have bought a VOWEL with his ill-gotten-gain, robbed four banks, a credit union and a drug store within a 3 hour period.

He faces up to 35 years in prison at his January 7 sentencing. In exchange for the guilty plea, prosecutors dropped 12 other charges. In all probability he had robbed other institutions.

Zdzierak's mask

An unidentified black man was wrongly arrested and incarcerated for the crime.

Zdzierak was arrested at a hotel after his girlfriend called police after seeing reports of the seeing 2 masks in the hotel bathroom and money,that was stained by the dye packs, being washed in the bathroom sink.

The masks were purchased from SPFX Masks, which is a company based in Van Nuys, California.

This is the second time in a matter of two weeks these masks have made the news.

Picture of the mask from SPFX

I certainly hope the TSA will be attentive to this story.

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