This home invasion story is bananas. An Indiana man tried to get away with a substantial theft by wearing a gorilla mask.

A 36-year-old man is now under arrest after breaking into a home on Newton Street in Jasper, Indiana that took place last Sunday night.  The clever criminal wasn't monkeying around when he used a gorilla mask as his disguise to allegedly break into a home and steal a firearm, among many other items.  The list of criminal charges this Hoosier face is a long one according to,

Burglary, theft, residential entry, neglect of a dependent, possession of marijuana, possession of paraphernalia, possession of legend drug, and maintaining a common nuisance.

The report doesn't mention how or why the police pinpointed this man as their number 1 suspect for the home invasion.  However, a search warrant that was executed on the suspect's home threw a monkey wrench into his plans of getting away.

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Local law enforcement found the gun and other items that were stolen from the home on Newton Street in the suspect's home along with non-narcotic drugs.

A gorilla mask isn't the strangest disguise used in an Indiana theft case.  Last June a man robbed a Fifth Third Bank in Munster, Indiana while wearing a hazmat suit.  In his defense, the pandemic was going pretty strong at that point.  Better safe than sorry, right?

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