Burglar wears bucket over his head after forgetting mask

A man in Slidell, Louisiana, must have thought himself rather clever when he put on gloves, camouflage and packed tools to commit a carefully planned robbery, according to a press release from the Slidell Police.

However, the man forgot a crucial preparation — he didn't wear a mask. Ever the quick-thinking criminal, he improvised by wearing a bucket over his head.

Raw: Burglar With Five Gallon Bucket on His HeadPolice in Slidell, La. Released surveillance video they say shows 23-year-old Richard Boudreaux burglarizing his former employer while wearing a five-gallon bucket on his head. (Jan. 17)

His identity thus disguised, police said the man broke into Kenney Seafood where he stole money from the cash register. Then he went to Jerry's Buy and Sell pawn shop but he couldn't get inside so he gave up and went home.

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But it's hard to walk around with a bucket on your head, just ask someone who has tried it. So the burglar lifted his disguise to see where he was going and a security camera captured an image of his face.

Police announced the arrest of Richard Boudreaux, 23, a former employee of Kenney Seafood. Boudreaux was charged with burglary and attempted burglary, according to the release.

The release says Boudreaux told detectives he was having money problems and he had "bad blood" with his former employer. Boudreaux reportedly said he wanted to rob a gun from the pawn shop that night in case the government passes stricter gun control laws in the future.

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