In August a 40-year-old white man attempted to rob a bank in Corona, California while wearing blackface.
Police came to the scene after a silent alarm was triggered indicating a robbery. Police were not fooled by Jarred Schmittle’s blackface disguise.
When he entered the bank, he approached a teller and handed over a note that demanded money and claimed he was carrying a gun. He didn’t get any money because he ran off after a few seconds empty-handed.
It wasn’t until November that police got new leads that led them to Schmittle’s house in Lake Elsinore.
Why this man decided to disguise himself with blackface we might never know but it was an awfully racist way to rob a bank.