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ASHLAND, Ky. (8/14/07) -- The "Duct Tape Bandit" left them laughing at Ashland's Shamrock Liquors.

Police said it was last Friday when a man entered the store, his head wrapped in duct tape except for eye holes and one for his mouth. Store manager Bill Steele had some duct tape of his own, but his was wrapped around a wooden club that sent the robber fleeing.

Store employee Craig Miller said he chased the man to the parking lot, tackled him and held him in a choke position until police arrived. Officers said an unidentified customer also helped.

Ashland Police Sgt. Mark McDowell said Kasey Kazee, 24, of Ashland was charged with robbery in the first degree. Miller said the thief also had a t-shirt pulled up around his head, which he said reminded him of the Cornholio character from the Beavis and Butthead cartoon.

Ashland Police Captain Don Petrella said Kazee did not carry a weapon during the robbery, but told employees he had one.

Petrella said a local EMS crew helped remove the duct tape when Kazee was arrested.

"We had assistance from our EMS crew," Petrella said. "They just snipped it with some scissors. It kind of peeled off kind of easy because of the sweat he was dealing with. It came off easier than we thought.”

Petrella said Ashland's weather had been hovering in the '90s when Kazee covered his head in Duct tape.

Steele said Kazee obtained two rolls of change in the robbery. Kazee appeared in Boyd County District Court Monday where he entered a plea of not guilty. He was ordered held in lieu of a $250,000 cash bond. As of Tuesday morning, he was still in custody.

After his arrest, Kazee told a local TV news crew police had the wrong man.

He's next due in court August 22nd.

Teacher Quits After Duct-Taping Student To Desk

ORAN, Missouri - A teacher resigned last month after duct-taping a misbehaving 14-year-old to his desk and covering his mouth with tape, the school superintendent said Wednesday.

The parents of Tommy Brindley said the boy nearly suffocated on Feb. 19 before freeing himself about 15 minutes later at the elementary-middle school in Oran, a town of about 1,000 residents 120 miles south of St. Louis.

Tommy was in detention for being late to school three times, said his father, Larry Brindley. He began acting up during detention.

“He has attention deficit disorder, and he was misbehaving,” Brindley said. “He had some kind of a sponge and was throwing it. He wasn't being mean. He was just being ornery.”

The teacher, a 21-year veteran of the district, “just kind of snapped,” Brindley said.

Superintendent Tom Anderson said the teacher, whose name was not released, directed two other students to help her tape Tommy to his desk.

The family is still considering pursuing criminal charges and a lawsuit, Brindley said. Police did not immediately return a call.

Grisly Details In N.H. Kids Case
CONCORD, N.H., July 30, 2003

A man accused of killing his two children told authorities he shot them in New Hampshire and buried them in a shallow grave in the Midwest after saying a prayer and making a duct tape cross on each child's chest, according to court documents released Wednesday...

Bank Robber Asks For It

1/15/04 PARKERSBURG, W.Va. - A man was arrested for robbing a bank after he returned to take down the note demanding money he had left taped to a drive-through window.

Eugene D. Golden, 36, of Briarwood was charged with nonaggravated robbery.

Police say a man wearing a hooded sweat shirt and a ball cap walked up to the drive-through at Community Bank about 5:50 p.m. Wednesday and taped a note to the window indicating an explosive device would be detonated if tellers did not give him cash.

Bank employees handed over $21,066, said Parkersburg Police Chief Robert Newell. The man then fled in a green vehicle with a cardboard sign reading “lost tag” over the license plate and duct tape over the make of the vehicle...

Errant Emu Gang-Tackled

11/01/03 PENSACOLA, Fla. - A 6-foot-tall emu led a half-dozen pest control workers on a 90-minute chase through woods and brush land before the flightless bird was snared and then gang-tackled.

Gene Ham has caught raccoons, opossums, coyotes, deer, squirrels, foxes and other critters in his job with Jones/Hill Pest Control, but Tuesday's chase was his first encounter with an emu, an ostrich-like bird native to Australia.

“That was by far the toughest thing we've ever caught,” Ham said. “It was quick, and it put up a tough fight once we caught it.”

The emu, wrapped in a blanket and with shredded duct tape clinging to its clawed feet, was taken to The Zoo near suburban Gulf Breeze after being caught west of Pensacola near Perdido Bay.

The bird will be quarantined for at least 30 days and get veterinary care before joining other emus at The Zoo, said zoo president Pat Quinn.

Home Schooling Nightmares

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 14, 2003 Neil and Christy Edgar will be sentenced next month in Kansas for abusing and murdering their 9-year-old son. He suffocated after his head was wrapped in duct tape as a punishment for taking food without permission...

Modern 'Bonnie & Clyde' Nabbed

CAPE TOWN, South Africa, Aug. 20, 2003 An American couple dubbed the modern-day Bonnie and Clyde for a spate of bank robberies across the U.S. West were arrested in South Africa after eight years on the run, authorities said Wednesday.

South African police and the FBI arrested Craig Michael Pritchert, 41, and Nova Ester Guthrie, 28, in Capetown on Tuesday night, South African police spokeswoman Mary Martins Engelbrecht said. The couple, who were on the FBI's most-wanted list, had been living in the country since 2000 under the aliases Andy and Dane Brown.

The Colorado-born Guthrie worked as a manager at a trendy Cape Town nightclub, Bossa Nova; Pritchert, born in Illinois, often visited her, authorities said. Engelbrecht said the two would likely be extradited.

Pritchert and Guthrie are suspected of armed robberies in Arizona, Colorado, Montana, New Mexico, Texas, and Oregon between 1993 and 1996.

U.S. Embassy spokeswoman Judy Moon said the FBI got information last month that the two were in the Cape Town suburb of Sea Point.

During their crime spree, the couple tended to rob banks either early in the morning or at closing time, Moon said.

"Pritchert was always armed with a semiautomatic handgun and used duct tape, cheap handcuffs or plastic ties to bind bank employees," she said.

Art Mistaken For Bomb Threat

8/15/03 WASHINGTON - A Michigan couple is off the hook for a bit of performance art at the nation's Capitol. Reena Patel and Olabayo Olaniyi were busted in March for allegedly making a bomb threat. U.S. Capitol Police spotted them chanting and singing inside the building. They had glass jars duct-taped to their bodies. But the costumes turned out to be harmless. The couple insisted that wrapping themselves was part of their art. Prosecutors have decided not to press charges. Officials say the artists provided documents showing they've done similar performances across the country.

Murder For Hire Shopping List?

LOS ANGELES, March 6, 2003 After a week of testimony focusing on whether Robert Blake killed his wife, attention at his preliminary hearing has turned to the actor's co-defendant, whose shopping list has been portrayed by prosecutors as circumstantial evidence of murder.

Handyman Earl Caldwell's attorney, Arna Zlotnick, suggested Wednesday it was an innocent listing of items often used by a handyman - shovels, a sledgehammer, lye, pool acid and duct tape.
Defendant Duct-Taped

Defendant Duct-Taped

2/26/03 LUBBOCK, Texas - That roll of duct tape is good for more than just your survival kit. A Texas judge yesterday ordered a defendant's mouth shut with duct tape. Lubbock District Judge Jim Bob Darnell had had it with Carl Wiley's repeated courtroom interruptions. Wiley ignored the pleas of his own mother and the judge to be quiet. Darnell heard enough and ordered deputies to apply the duct-tape treatment. Wiley even tried yelling through the tape. The judge finally ordered Wiley removed from the courtroom. Wiley is facing charges of aggravated assault for allegedly ramming his estranged wife's car.
'Frat Boy' Duct-taped Over Highway Exit

10/11/02 CARTERET, N.J.
- What's so funny about a radio personality duct-taping himself to a utility pole to create a "human billboard"?

Apparently nothing.

A judge slapped Gregory Tyndorf with a $500 fine and cited him for disorderly conduct, saying the Aug. 14 stunt could have caused an accident.

Tyndorf, 30, known to listeners of WHTZ-FM in Secaucus as "Greg T The Frat Boy," staged the event in Carteret in a parking lot near Exit 12 of the New Jersey Turnpike.

"He picked one of the busiest intersections in Central Jersey, if not the state," Municipal Court Judge Allen Comba said during sentencing Wednesday.

Tyndorf, who lives about 15 miles away in East Brunswick, said he did not know the site was so heavily traveled.

He said the stunt was meant to show support for Ira Joe Fisher, a WCBS-TV weatherman whose contract was not renewed.

Tyndorf was suspended on the pole for about 20 minutes before police cut him down and handcuffed him.

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