Police in Oklahoma City are looking for a man dubbed the
Oklahoma City Police are currently looking for a suspected carjacker, but his most distinguishing feature isn't a tattoo or a scar; it's a pacifier.
The suspect has been dubbed the "Binky Bandit" and he is alleged to have robbed and carjacked a victim Friday night in front of a business parking lot.
A surveillance tape taken near the area shows the suspect sucking hard on a pacifier.
The photo looks ridiculous, so much so that Sgt. Jennifer Wardlow with the Oklahoma City Police Department felt obliged to remind the media that the alleged "Binky Bandit" is wanted for a felony.
“It’s something that we don’t see very often, a man who is our suspect in such a violent crime to have a pacifier but we can't forget the fact that it is a very serious crime,” she told KOCO.com.
The pacifier may make the suspect seem childish, but Oklahoma Poison Control Director Scott Schaeffer told News9.com that it's not uncommon for hallucinogenic drug users to keep pacifiers in their mouth, to keep them from grinding their teeth.
When the pacifier-sucking suspect approached the victim's car, the victim handed over his money and car keys and the suspect drove off in a red two-door 1997 Grand Prix.
The victim was not injured, but authorities said the next victim might not be as lucky.
"Obviously, [if] this man robs another individual, it could have another outcome,” Wardlow told KFOR.com. “We want to get this man off the streets.”
The suspect is described as an 18-year-old black male with a thin build who stands between 5 feet, 9 inches and 5 feet, 11 inches tall.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (405)-235-7300.