A Dallas area bank robber dubbed, “The Handsome Guy Bandit”, because of the mask he used in a string of bank robberies has been caught after a chase and gunfire in Mississippi.
Steven Ray Milam, 44, of Tyler, Texas and the owner of a discount casket store (really), is suspected to be the guy that has robbed as many as a half dozen Dallas area banks in the last year. The last one included an exchange of gunfire with the responding police as he was attempting to get away from the scene.
In that exchange police figured out his identity and a manhunt has been on for him since. He was spotted in Jackson County, Mississippi today and the local sheriff department chased him for a while, complete with three spike-strips and the shooting out of his tires. Milam reportedly was taking a handful of pills as police approached and he was taken to a local hospital for medical care.
Now, the crazy part of this is the very expensive mask he was wearing in this string of bank heists. Made by SPFX masks, they can cost as much as $800 and can be disturbingly life like. The company makes several different models, from an old man, to a “Inbred”, to a middle aged black guy. Now, the video from the company showing off the “Handsome Guy” mask (that is what the company calls it and how the robber got his nickname) is a totally over the top creep-fest. For three minutes someone preens for the camera showing off how the rubber thing moves and close-ups of the hair follicle, moles and other way too realistic features.
- Handsome Bandit Arrested (dallasobserver.com)
- North Texas Authorities Closing In On ‘Handsome Bandit’ (dfw.cbslocal.com)