Austria Hit By String Of Obama-Mask Bank Robberies

Austria Obama RobberBank robbery as metaphor? A masked Barack Obama lookalike has committed a string of six gunpoint bank heists in Austria over the past two years. Via Yahoo! News:

Austrian authorities are searching for a bank robber who uses an unusual disguise: He wears a Barack Obama mask during his holdups.

Police say the man, nicknamed the “Obama Robber” by local media, is wanted for six heists since 2008. The most recent took place Thursday in the hamlet of Handenberg, where the Obama-resembling suspect made off with an undisclosed amount of money after threatening bank employees with a gun.

Police official Markus Mitloehner said Friday that the man is thought to be a local since he speaks the regional dialect — with nary a trace of Obama’s more professorial accent.

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  • Anonymous

    Aha! That explains the content-free state of the union and “rain puddles in heaven” speeches–they were literally “phoned-in” by a stand-in actor while the REAL Obama was holding up banks in Austria. The PERFECT alibi . . .

    Still, Austria’s gonna have a helluva time making this one stick. The perp’s usual modus operandi is to structure a heist as emergency taxpayer “lending” TO rather than FROM banks. And frankly, the chump change involved in the Austrian jobs wouldn’t even turn our man’s head normally. He usually works in the trillions.

  • Liam_McGonagle

    Aha! That explains the content-free state of the union and “rain puddles in heaven” speeches–they were literally “phoned-in” by a stand-in actor while the REAL Obama was holding up banks in Austria. The PERFECT alibi . . .

    Still, Austria’s gonna have a helluva time making this one stick. The perp’s usual modus operandi is to structure a heist as emergency taxpayer “lending” TO rather than FROM banks. And frankly, the chump change involved in the Austrian jobs wouldn’t even turn our man’s head normally. He usually works in the trillions.

    • Andrew

      Hey, I voted for that bank robber!

  • Andrew

    Hey, I voted for that bank robber!

  • WhiteRose

    It’s probably Bill Clinton on vacation, what better way to get shits and giggles….

  • WhiteRose

    It’s probably Bill Clinton on vacation, what better way to get shits and giggles….

  • GoodDoktorBad

    It’ll be this country’s Guy Fawkes mask……Anarchy in the US…..lol

  • Anonymous

    It’ll be this country’s Guy Fawkes mask……Anarchy in the US…..lol

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