Bandit Reported Masturbating After Robbing Bank

Talk about sticky fingers.

A man suspected of robbing a bank was caught the next day when he appeared to be publicly masturbating, according to a release from the Seattle Police Department.

On New Year’s Eve at around 5 p.m., a man walked into a Seattle bank and handed the teller a note demanding money and stating he had a bomb. The teller gave him money and the robber fled.

At about 12:30 p.m. New Year’s Day, police got a complaint that a gentleman was “having a good time with himself” while lying near the entrance of a car dealership. In what the news release calls a “stroke of luck,” the responding officers noticed the purported masturbator looked suspiciously similar to the bank robbery suspect.

The man, whose name has not been released, reportedly told officials he had not been “playing with himself,” but had merely been trying to hide money in his pants. His story matched up with the money that officers found hidden in his pockets and shoes.

Unfortunately for him, his appearance also matched up with the surveillance pictures from the bank robbery.

The suspect, who police have dubbed the “Handsy Bandit,” was taken into custody for investigation of robbery.

Some More Well Known Past Bandits

Stretchy Pants Bandit

Stretchy Pants Bandit

Leonard Brown, Jr. is accused of robbing a Ceres, Calif. Ban of America in late September, 2012. He has been dubbed the “Stretchy Pants Bandit” by police.

Bucket List Bandit

Bucket List Bandit

These surveillance photos provided by the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s St. Louis Division shows a serial bank robber dubbed the Bucket List Bandit on, from left: June 21, June 27 and July 6, 2012. The FBI is using digital billboards around the country in the search for the man who is suspected of robberies in Missouri, Colorado, Arizona, Idaho, Utah, North Carolina, Tennessee and Illinois. He earned his nickname after he passed a note in one of the robberies claiming he had a short time to live. (AP Photo/FBI)

Plain Jane Bandit

Plain Jane Bandit

In this undated surveillance video frame grab released by the FBI showing a bank robber dubbed the “Plain Jane Bandit”. The FBI says a Southern California bank robber dubbed the “Plain Jane Bandit” has struck again. The latest heist was Monday July 30,2012 at a Bank of America branch in Downey, Calif. Since July 12, the robber has hit seven banks. (AP Photo/FBI)

AK-47 Bandit

AK-47 Bandit

This surveillance image provided by the King County Sheriff’s Office shows a man armed with an assault rifle grabbing money while robbing a Chase bank in North Bend, Wash., on July 6, 2012. The FBI says the man is the same suspect who robbed a bank Feb. 29, 2012 in Chino, Calif., during which the robber shot and wounded a police officer., and a March 12 bank robbery in Vacaville, Calif. He is known as the “AK-47 bandit” because he brandished an AK-style assault rifle during the three robberies to which he’s linked. (AP Photo/King County Sheriff’s Office)

Barefoot Bandit

Barefoot Bandit

FILE – In this Dec. 16, 2011, file photo, Colton Harris-Moore, also known as the “Barefoot Bandit,” appears at the Island County Superior Court, in Coupeville, Wash. Harris-Moore, who led police on a two-year crime spree in stolen boats, cars and planes, has been moved out of solitary confinement and into the general inmate population at another prison in Washington state, corrections officials confirmed Thursday, May 3, 2012. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

Bouquet Bandit

Bouquet Bandit

This July 15, 2010 security photo provided by the New York Police Department on Monday, July 19, 2010 shows a man police say robbed a bank armed with a bouquet of fresh flowers, in New York. Police say he reached into the arrangement and pulled out a note demanding $100 and $50 bills and warned, “Don’t be a hero.” He was given an undisclosed amount of cash before fleeing the Bank of Smithtown in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan. (AP Photo/NYPD)

Buxom Bandit

Buxom Bandit

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Darth Vader Bandit

Darth Vader Bandit

Geezer Bandit

Geezer Bandit

FILE – This Monday, June 7, 2010 file photo provided by the FBI shows a suspect identified as the “Geezer Bandit” robbing a USA Bank branch in Poway, Calif. Authorities say the robber branded “The Geezer Bandit” because he appeared to be old might actually be wearing a mask. FBI spokeswoman Laura Eimiller said Friday the man was seen sprinting across a parking lot after his most recent holdup this month. (AP Photo/FBI)