May 14, 2008

Hot tranny crime

Here's a bit of local news from tonight. And to think, I was at this BK, my local one, just yesterday. Good thing I left my wig at home.

Burger King order comes with a side of weird
by The Times-Picayune
Wednesday May 14, 2008, 10:26 PM
By Daniel Monteverde
Staff writer

Even for a restaurant with a slogan that promises "Have it Your Way," it may have been the most unusual order the staff at the Carrollton Avenue Burger King has ever filled.

As employees were preparing to open Sunday at about 4 a.m., a tall, slender redhead, dressed in a colorful floral dress and pink necklace, entered the store.

But the figure wasn't a mother popping in for a warm Mother's Day breakfast. "She" wasn't even a woman, but a cross-dressing robber. And cold, hard cash was the order.

The suspect got into the store by crawling through the drive-through window, New Orleans police said.

Once inside, he demanded money before slinking out the same window to make his escape. Police said he fled in a white pickup truck.

According to a separate police report, 17 minutes earlier in the 2800 block of South Claiborne Avenue, an armed man dressed in a wig and dress carjacked a truck. No other details on the carjacking were available.

Employees said they were not free to comment on the incident, referring any questions to the store's owner.

But one employee, who saw the security camera footage, said that since the suspect made the effort to dress the part of a woman, he should not have halfhearted it.

"He should've gone to the spa first," the employee said.

The store's owner did not respond to requests for comment Wednesday night.

Police described the suspect as a man in his mid-20s, 6-foot-1-inch tall and weighing about 180 pounds. He was wearing a red wig, pink necklace and a red, white and black floral dress during the time of the robbery. It was not known whether stilettos or pumps were the footwear of choice.

Sunday's incident was the latest in a string of men disguised as women behaving badly.

In early January, a man wearing makeup, a black wig, sunglasses and boots, a dark jacket and pants and carrying a black purse robbed a Metairie Road bank.

Later that month, a man wearing what one eyewitness described as a "long, blond wig, like Nancy Sinatra" opened fire on a man in Algiers outside a neighborhood bar that was holding a weekly trivia night inside.

Anyone with information about this robbery should contact Sgt. Shaun Ferguson at (504)¤658-6024 or (504)¤658-6020 or Crimestoppers at (504)¤822-1111 or (877)¤903-7867.
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14 comments:

joe*to*hell said...

HAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH

"It was not known whether stilettos or pumps were the footwear of choice"

hahahhahahahaha

Ladrón de Basura (a.k.a. Junk Thief) said...

In San Francisco they would have arrested the Burger King staff for insulting a gender questioning person and cruelty through meat.

govtdrone said...

Aww, I love living in New Orleans.

Frontier Psychiatrist said...

The witnesses make these great.

He should've gone to the spa first.

And my favorite:

long, blond wig, like Nancy Sinatra.

JB said...

I'm with Joe!

"It was not known whether stilettos or pumps were the footwear of choice."

That's good reporting right there.

Miss Janey said...

Someone needs to just realize they like dressing on women's clothing and that the robberies are just a convenient cover.

mrpeenee said...

She crawled through the driveup window? Honestly, trannies and their goddam dramatic entrances.

Silly Monkey said...

That article almost sounds like you wrote it. You don't secretly work for the Picayune, do you? Teacher by day, witty reporter by night?

Breezy said...

They have the video of the crime on the 10 pm news tonight. You should watch it.

Marshall said...

Is that the Burger King on Carrollton and Claiborne? I worked there my senior year in high school.

fromwembley said...

What about the race of the robber? That would be important. Other businesses and the public need to know as much as possible about this criminal. They've got a right to defend themselves.

Why wasn't the race of this criminal reported?

Silly Monkey said...

I saw a "coming up" clip last night. It showed him coming through the window. He looked huge!

mrpeenee said...

I had forgotten until just now that when I worked for the Figaro, we made a point of referring to the Times Picayune as the Time to Pick-a-yo-nose. We were very easily amused.

Jill said...

Was that the real article in the paper? If so, it was really well written...I love the "slinked" thru the window. I am coming to New Orleans in 2010...there I said it...now it must happen. We will have a sazerac somewhere together.