Wingdings - America's most wanted...

Si_Daniels's picture

http://www.knbc.com/news/16590547/detail.html

"The Wing-Ding bandit, which refers to a font style in the robber's demand notes, has struck twice in Dana Point, most recently at a Union Bank branch on Pacific Coast Highway on Wednesday, Amormino said."

Ricardo Cordoba's picture

Coming soon: the Dingbat bandit!

cerulean's picture

The lack of further detail on this point is perplexing. The complications inherent in handing someone a note typed up in Wingdings and expecting them to decipher it on the spot are not conducive to a successful bank robbery. I'm not even sure if I can think of a way to construct a simple rebus expressing "give money or die" with the symbols available.

Ricardo Cordoba's picture

They've released a picture of Wing-Ding Bandit, but no notes in sight... THE MYSTERY DEEPENS.

http://ktla.trb.com/news/ktla-oc-bankrobbers,0,2216603.story

mike_duggan's picture

he must not be a 'serial bandit' yet!

http://www.labankrobbers.org/serial_bandits_01.htm

elliot100's picture

@cerulean: Perhaps not, but I've wasted 5 minutes trying!

mike_duggan's picture

perhaps it was a combination of Wingdings + Webdings

AGL's picture

Bandid nomenclature, " Grizzly Band AM " Cause he used to drive a 1979 Pontiac Trans AM.

jonathanhughes's picture

Could the bandit be David Carson? He set an entire article in Raygun in Zapf Dingbats, so this appears to be in line with his style.

Si_Daniels's picture

Your fonts are safe - the Wing-Dings Bandit has been apprehended...

http://www.myfoxla.com/myfox/pages/News/Detail?contentId=6761126&version...

blank's picture

When I start releasing fonts they’re all getting badassed names just in case a bank robber starts using them in his notes. I totally want to smile about the “Phat Goffik” bandit.

Si_Daniels's picture

He kind of looks like a designer...

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