FBI: Wig Saved Woman From NJ Bank Robbery Suspect

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — It was a hair’s breadth escape by a woman from a bank robbery suspect in northern New Jersey last week.

An FBI report filed Monday in the criminal complaint against Luis Aparicio claims he tried to rob a Chase Bank branch in Rutherford last Thursday and take a woman hostage, only to be foiled by her wig.

The report said Aparicio entered the bank at about 2 p.m. and held what looked like a gun to the neck of a customer service representative.

“I need the money. Don’t try anything stupid, I know how you operate, just give me all the money,” Aparicio said, according to the report.

As the customer service representative and a manager began to give him about $47,000 from a vault, Aparicio heard sirens, grabbed the woman and said, “You’re coming with me,” according to the report.

Police had arrived by the time Aparicio led her out of the bank, the report said. As he tried to grab her by the hair, she wriggled out of the wig and ran away. Aparicio was then shot and injured by police.

Aparicio, of North Bergen, appeared in federal court in Newark on Monday. He is jailed pending a bail hearing.
The federal public defender representing Aparicio didn’t immediately return a phone message Monday.

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  1. Tina Shaw says:

    That bright woment is JEWISH. I happen to know her personaly. Her first words to me after this horrific NJ Bank Robbery was “I THANK GOD THAT HE SAVED ME” What an amazing comment to say. Obviously, she knows that god is in control of all situations!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. HooDatIS? says:

    HAIR IS BETTER THAN HEALTHCARE
    WEAVE SAVES A WOMAN FROM A BULLET TO THE HEAD
    WIG STOPS A KIDNAPPING
    GOD BLESS INDIAN WOMEN FOR CHOPPING OFF THERE HAIR TO SAVE AMERICAN LIVES
    GOD BLESS AMERICA AND GOD BLESS WIGS
    http://ethicalfutures.wordpress.com/about/

  3. JH says:

    THAT WOMAN WAS WIGGIN’ OUT…

  4. Black ops Fan says:

    first for the 3rd time today and LOL lucky

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