Deputies in Ohio are mocking a criminal mastermind who allegedly broke into a pub only to come out with zero dollars.
The Summit County Sheriff’s Office posted a video of the incident on its Facebook page on Jan. 5. The footage, captured on a security camera, showed the suspect using a crowbar to break the lower half of the glass entry door at Brubaker’s Pub along Massillon Road in the city of Green near Akron.
The suspect then crawled into the pub and skulked around before making his way to the cash registers. While attempting to reach the cash register, the suspect tried to jump over the counter but failed because his height wouldn’t let him. Instead, he runs around the counter to access the registers, which were empty at the time.
“This criminal mastermind braved sub-zero temperatures, blizzard winds (and now, public ignominy) to make off with precisely $0.00,” the Sheriff’s office wrote. “Let’s make him famous!”
The suspect was seen on the video wearing a hooded jacket and a mask. Sheriff’s deputies described the suspect as a white man who is “short in stature.” Deputies said the suspect fled the scene in what appeared to be a gray Ford sedan.
The incident occurred at the back of an enormous criminal justice reform bill signed by Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine on Tuesday. The new bill makes it easy for Ohioans who recently left prison to adjust to life after release. The law also gives state officials a broader latitude to release inmates early. It also reduces the consequences of minor marijuana offences and drinking penalties.
The bill provides access to employment, housing, or receive a loan for ex-convicts by helping them expunge their records.
According to reports, the law is a product of nearly two years of work by state lawmakers and various agencies and groups.
“I think legislators should be complimented on the fact that they reached out to prosecutors, that they reached out to defenders, that they reached out to law enforcement agencies,” the governor said.
The law is set to take effect in April.