A man suspected of robbing a bank was caught the next day when he appeared to be publicly masturbating.
On New Year's Eve at around 5 p.m., a man walked into a Seattle bank and handed the teller a note demanding money and stating he had a bomb. The teller gave him money and the robber fled.
At about 12:30 p.m. New Year's Day, police got a complaint that a gentleman was "having a good time with himself" while lying near the entrance of a car dealership. In what the news release calls a "stroke of luck," the responding officers noticed the purported masturbator looked suspiciously similar to the bank robbery suspect.
The man, whose name has not been released, reportedly told officials he had not been "playing with himself," but had merely been trying to hide money in his pants. His story matched up with the money that officers found hidden in his pockets and shoes.
Unfortunately for him, his appearance also matched up with the surveillance pictures from the bank robbery.
The suspect, who police have dubbed the "Handsy Bandit," was taken into custody for investigation of robbery.