Duct Tape Bandit Gets 10 Years

April 30, 2008


In Catlettsburg, KY, a man wrapped his head in duct tape to hiide his identity, and then he robbed a liquor store. He pled guilty to second-degree robbery on Tuesday.

Under terms of a plea agreement, 25-year-old Kasey G. Kazee was sentenced to 10 years in prison, the maximum sentence.

According to police, Kazee went to an Ashland liquor store on August 10th, 2007 with his entire head, except for openings at his eyes and mouth, wrapped in duct tape.

Kazee told a cashier that he had a knife, threatened to harm her if she didn’t give him the money from the cash register, but never actually showed the knife, police said. The worker did as he instructed, and the man left.

Before the “Duct Tape Bandit” could make his getaway, another store employee tackled him in the parking lot, police said. The employee and several other men who came from another store held the suspect until law enforcement arrived.

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