This happened about a half hour from my house…..
"Party naked" took on a whole new meaning as a man wearing nothing but a Halloween mask with an attached ponytail distracted workers at a De Soto quick shop so his partner could steal a 30-pack of beer.
Paula Hawkins, manager of Fish's Quick Stop at the corner of routes 21 and H in Desoto MO, said a young man entered the store about 5:30 a.m. Aug. 18 and headed to the beer cooler at the back of the store. A moment later, the naked masked man entered the store, apparently trying to distract the clerks.
Hawkins said the masked man made suggestive comments. "It really was hilarious," she said with a chuckle.
While the bare-bottomed man was wiggling his hips at the clerk, the other man grabbed a 30-pack of Busch beer and the two men ran outside, jumped into a Chrysler Sebring and took off. Police later nabbed the trio of would-be robbers, including the driver.
De Soto Police Chief Brian Werner, who watched the video, said the incident was pretty funny.
At least we knew he didn't have a gun," he said.