Beware the Burka Bandits

As if you needed one more reason to be weirded out by burkas, the Philadelphia Daily News reported yesterday that a team of thieves have been dressing in the women’s Muslim garb to rob local convenience stores and banks. Police estimate that there are four to five people in the ring, including a couple males, and they carry silver, sawed-off shotguns under their black dresses.

I suspect that the reason for all this tomfoolery might just be that the bandits have been listening to sultry lyrics of the one, the only, John Legend — specifically, to the lyric, “maybe, I should, rob somebody.” Personally, though, I feel that wearing burkas undermines the stylish authority of Mr. Legend. Maybe that beekeeper lady’s outfit would be a better alternative.