White Man Who Disguises Self As Black Man To Rob Banks Finally...

White Man Who Disguises Self As Black Man To Rob Banks Finally Arrested (PICTURED)

By Wires | The Trent on February 25, 2014
Conrad Zdzierak wears a black man's mask to commit crimes
Conrad Zdzierak wears a black man’s mask to commit crimes

Police in Ohio finally convicted the right man for several robberies in the area by a reportedly black suspect. The only problem: the real thief was white.

For weeks a white robber’s disguise of a black man was so lifelike that several people called into police to finger a black man who looked like the man in disguise. The man was later arrested and released. Even the mother of the wrongly accused man thought it might be her son shown on video surveillance cameras robbing four banks, a credit union and a pharmacy, according to a story in the Daily Mail.

Conrad Zdzierak disguised as black man
Conrad Zdzierak disguised as black man

Instead the man doing the crimes was identified as 30-year-old Conrad Zdzierak, who pled guilty in a Hamilton County Court in December in a plea deal with prosecutors.

“Conrad apologizes to everyone, is sorry for any harm he has caused and accepts responsibility for his actions,” his lawyer Christopher McDowell said.

Zdzierak purchased the silicone mask from a California-based costume company. The mask is so lifelike it behaves like muscle and skin when worn.

Police say that Zdzierak stole a total of $15,000 in the robberies.

Zdzierak was later sentenced to 25 years in prison.

“After his arrest, police found dozens of notes on his computer between him and a mask company, along with notes about what went wrong during the robberies and how he could improve by doing things like drinking less coffee because it made him tense,” Scripps Media reported.

Police never disclosed the name of the wrongly accused man.

(via Kulture Kritic)


  1. I hope this criminal will also be charged for a hate crime. I know that in America a hate crime attracts a stiffer sentence. He has caused black people distress and created undue suspicion. I won’t even dwell on the innocent man he has messed up. He should be charged for a hate crime

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