Man steals costume, caught in neighboring bar

KANSAS CITY, Missouri (KSHB) - As a waitress and bartender, Amanda Blancarte is used to seeing and meeting interesting folks every day, but what she witnessed Thursday night she calls surreal.

Around 8:30, someone threw a brick through the window of a costume shop on 20th and Grand.

The thief took off with a yellow cape and headdress. The suspect: nowhere in sight.

Until an hour later, when the costumed bandit showed up at the Cashew a few yards away from the crime scene.

"Everybody wanted to take pictures with him. He made the room really quiet everybody just watched him walk in," Blancarte said.

Officers arrested the suspect about 15 minutes into his stop at the bar.

Despite the jokes that this costume has something to do with a chicken, the owner says that this cape is in fact part of an elaborate showgirl costume. The suspect did forget the boa.

The cape sustained only a few tears and dirt marks, but the owner isn't laughing.

"When you break a window and somebody get injured and items are stolen that is not a joke," Steve Short said.


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