Put ’em up!


A Newport Police Department Facebook page post, “Masked bandits caught in the act on the Bayfront,” recently featured four very suspicious characters, whose photo is shown, courtesy of the NPD.

“Four masked bandits burglarized Inscapes Gallery on S.W. Bay Boulevard recently,” the post reports. “Officers responded to a report of suspicious activity after midnight, and cornered the suspects immediately upon entering the business.

“The suspects, known only by their street names of Home Dog, Da Nails, Squeaky Feets, and 2-Toes Todd, attempted to elude officers on scene. After a brief scuffle, all suspects were captured without further incident or injuries.

“Squeaky Feets told officers they had no intention of taking anything from the gallery; they were only trying to straighten a few pieces of art on the wall. Tell it to the judge, Feets. Tell it to the judge.”

The post went viral, and Squeaky Feets has received international acclaim. He has been written about in the U.K.’s Daily Mail, not to mention here at home, when USA Today and the Huffington Post gave him some love, and KTLA in Los Angeles mentioned his arrest, as well.

So what does a newly famous masked bandit do to keep that 15 minutes of fame (or infamy) going? Why get his own Facebook page, of course: www.facebook.com/SqueakyFeets

— Elleda Wilson

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