Criminals often use disguises so their identities will be protected. However, one particular individual decided that “safety first” was his priority and wore his ski mask over his motorcycle helmet.
Wesley Keith Baxter, a 24 year old from North Carolina, needed money and decided to rob a store. He put on his motorbike helmet, disguised himself even more with a ski mask and drove his motorcycle to a Scotchman Store at a gas station in Hubert, North Carolina. However, he didn’t get far after robbing the store and threatening customers with a screwdriver. Police caught him shortly after. According to reports, the man was wearing the ski mask over his helmet, which immediately gave him away as he tried to escape on his moped – not the swiftest of getaway vehicles. He was arrested and charged with burglary, assault with a dangerous weapon and two counts of kidnapping. His disguise didn’t manage to save him from jail and suddenly his financial woes got a lot bigger – $130,000 bail bigger.