The “Braveheart Bandit” Continues Terrorizing Retailers
A young man who probably fancies himself a modern day Robin Hood is believed to have committed eight thefts during 2014 in Ohio and is still on the loose. The young man, who goes by the name of Christopher Peters, is 21 years old and has a highly distinguishable tattoo right on his face – a blue stripe or triangle just like the one Mel Gibson sported in Braveheart.
This Ohio youngster has been stealing things from Ohio malls and stores for the better part of a year. So far, he has stolen more than $320 worth of goods from Home Depot, a $380 vacuum cleaner from Anderson’s, and a bunch of Dysons worth $850. He also stole $200 worth of clothing items from Old Navy.
The Braveheart Bandit has already been charged for shoplifting, but the authorities say he’s out there again and they are warning retailers and shopping malls to keep their eyes open for a young blonde man with a blue face tattoo.
Assistant Columbus Attorney Bill Hedrick commented that Peters is more stupid than brave. What thief in his right mind would get a face tattoo, especially if he is really serious about his shoplifting career as Peters seems to be? Pretty much everyone in Ohio knows what he looks like now, so it probably won’t be long before he lands behind bars.
And the tattoo itself is pretty ridiculous. It was very poorly done, so it looks more like something drawn with a magic marker than a proper tattoo. Maybe Peters went for that look on purpose, since they probably didn’t have quality ink in Scotland in William Wallace’s time.