Friday, February 01, 2008

Teller paints portrait of bank robber

IMMORTALIZED: Bank teller Nicholas Wildermuth's portrait of the suspect who robbed him.

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The picture of a bank robbery suspect isn't the work of a police sketch artist. It was done by bank teller Nick Wildermuth. He's also an artist and his watercolor portrait depicts the man who held him up. Deputies in Orange County, California, report the painting is a good match to a suspect seen on the bank's security video. The painting shows a bearded, middle aged man, wearing a coat and ski hat. Authorities have dubbed him the "Hobo Bandit." The painting is going on display tomorrow at a downtown L.A. art gallery. The gallery owner says it's a "really spooky, interesting picture."

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