Tuesday, June 19, 2007

PonyTail Bandit (Morgan Michelle Hoke?) Out Does Barbie Bandits! Update 2-13-08















FBI had put out an all points bulletin for An
Armed, and Dangerous Blond. No, it was not Blond Bombshell a/k/a Shell. It was a suspect in her 20s who the FBI thinks is responsible for at least three bank robberies in Austin, Texas. There are similar robberies in Roseville, California, and Lynnwood, Washington.

The unknown female wears a baseball cap and has shoulder-length blond hair pulled back in a ponytail according to an FBI press release. The female suspect typically slouches with her arms folded. (She could use Pilotes or Alexander Technique to improve her posture.) "In each of the robberies, a woman entered the bank, verbally demanded money, and then left the bank on foot," according to the FBI release.

"In Austin, we're fortunate we don't see a whole lot of bank robberies," said Austin police spokesman Kevin Buchman. The FBI believes the same woman is now responsible for the robberies in the Pacific Northwest.

She is considered armed, dangerous and of course "blond" so do not try to date her without first reading the safe way to approach in God is a Woman, Dating Disasters.. Otherwise, if you do hook up, you will need to read Sex Starved Marriage by Michelle Wiener Davis because she is likely to do major time in jail once she is caught.

Update: The FBI has posted more pictures of the PonyTail Bandit http://www.amw.com/fugitives/video_photos.cfm?id=45550

Update 10-6-07: From Federal Bureau of Investigation www.fbi.gov comes the latest word. While Legal Pub named her the "Ponytail Bandit" and yes, we do want the movie rights, the FBI describes her as " a pretty young woman whose shoulder-length blond ponytail sprouts from the back of her baseball cap in images captured by banks she allegedly robbed in three states in May." We think the description does not do her justice. In each performance, she approaches bank tellers, nicely asks for money, and then waits, arms crossed, slouching slightly, until tellers give her the money. (Then she smiles and says thank you!) The Ponytail bandit does not fit the stereotype of a bank robber because she is pretty and polite.While a famous celebrate, who has captured the imagination of many men, she remains a fugitive wanted for robberies in Washington, California and Texas.
Last year more than $72 million was stolen across the country in robberies.

Other FBI interesting information:

In Baltimore, Jeff Cisar created a website(bankbandits.org) designed to spotlight suspected bank robbers in the Baltimore, Washington, D.C., and Northern Virginia regions. The site includes surveillance images from band robberies. He has surveillance images and names of suspects such as "Bad Rug Bandit," "Banana Bandit," "Paparazzi Bandit." Similarly, in Seattle, Larry Carr creates unique names assigned to bank robbers -- "Attila the Bun," "Groundhog Day Bandit," Hollywood Bandit."

At one time it appeared that the Ponytail bandit was about to be caught, she eluded capture. If she is smart enough to never rob again, she may just reform long enough to play herself when the T.V. movie comes out in the future. She has the looks and demeanor to play herself and make an honest living.

Update 2-13-08. Busted! Photo of the alleged Ponytail Bandit is above! The Ponytail bandit has allegedly been arrested in Thailand! Ms. Calabaza provided us with the following scoop: Austin police say the “ponytail bandit” suspected in a series of bank robberies has been arrested. She is identified as Morgan Michelle Hoke, age 21. Aparently Morgan is in the custody of Royal Thai Police in Thailand. Her husband, 26-year-old Stuart Michael Romine, is apparently being sought as an accomplice. The two have been living in Thailand, according to Austin police Sgt. Art Arevalo. According to FOX News, four days after the first robbery, the two married in Las Vegas. Keep in mind, all suspects are innocent until proven guilty!
Update 6-19-08: Morgan Michell Hoke had good news recently.
The so-called “Ponytail Bandit” had one of the cases against her dismissed in California last month. Morgan Hoke is accused of a string of bank robberies in the Austin area, California and Washington state. A judge in Los Angeles dismissed the case against her there. She is expected to be tried in federal court in Sacramento later this year.

32 comments:

Anonymous said...

This woman looks familiar...

but the one I know had dark hair

Did You Stop to Think? said...

Finally, a strong-willed woman who knows what she wants. She has a job, she makes good money... does she play volleyball?

Anonymous said...

She definitely need some Alexander Technique help! If anyone is curious about what it is, check out the website at http://alexandertechnique.com

Anonymous said...

she may still make our op 10 list. she is hot stuff. 1000s of uuniform muen want her.

max

Anonymous said...

barbie bandits should use her for a defense

Ron said...

Ah, finally getting back on Legal Pub after much time out of the loop. Once I get back to California, I will keep my eyes on the lookout for this gal. Hanging out in Shanghai right now.

Anonymous said...

I'm with did you stop and think Ian, this girl has it all. And I will bet she is a sport fan from the UT hat.


Hans

Anonymous said...

If I ever have a daughter, I hope she grows up to be something other than a bandit

Legal Pub said...

Welcome back from China, Ron. Makes you appreciate the U.S. (Legal Pub is banned in China.)

For others, feel free to post tips and I will be happy to forward to the FBI.

As for the Pony tail bandit, the noose is getting tighter. Why not just turn yourself over to Legal Pub and we will facilitate the transfer. After you serve your time in jail, you may have a future on the talk circuit as you are apparently photogenic.

Ms. Calabaza said...

If Paris weren't in jail . . . but no, Paris found God.

Anonymous said...

I think Paris reads this blog, Ms. C. In her defense, she may be a fool when it comes to alcohol, but not money. She puts money in the banks so she does not want them robbed.


Jim

Anonymous said...

Miss Texas Longhorn:

You better heed Legal Pub's suggestion. You can turn yourself in before you get caught.


Willie

Legal Pub said...

The noose tightens. I think the FBI is getting close on this one.

Anonymous said...

I think she is too spontaneous to get caught any time soon... but the career angle is a good option for her to consider.



Macho Man

Anonymous said...

I would like to line up the pony tail bandit and the barbie bandits and have a little reality beauty contest. I suspect with her hair down and her best wardrobe, the pony tail bandit may win.

Anonymous said...

She has a nice style about her in the video. She would do well in the evening gown category.

Anonymous said...

Paris can help her with her wardrobe.

Anonymous said...

Low-slung ball cap. Blond ponytail. Unassuming demeanor.Texas Long horn fan. Nice figure as shown in photos. Pretty smile as documented on surveillance video. Likes to travel again as demonstrated on her roaming targets. All FBI descriptions of the wanted woman.

She would be the perfect woman for me except for her demand for cash. Honey, I love you but I don't think I can keep you in the fashion you have become accustom to...


Billy Joe from Tech

Demand for cash.

Super Snoop said...

She looks cute in her white outfit on the FBI site. I really think she is probably a 9 or 10 under the cap.

Anonymous said...

The FBI site really got her good side.

This gal has movie rights. Sign her up before she gets caught...

Anonymous said...

She really is wasting her life. An attractive, assertive woman like this could have a real productive and successful legal career.

Being the "Bonnie without the Clyde" in 2007 may be sexy, but it is not very smart in the long run.

Tom

Anonymous said...

California Surfer Dude said...

Hey, Pony tail bandit, get your self a tan on the coast and you can blend in with the immigrant workers the Prez has let in the country.


Surfer Dude

Anonymous said...

Pony tail bandit, wanted in 3 states and by hundreds of thousands of men!


Terry

Anonymous said...

There is talk that the Barbie bandits will get a movie. If that is true, what will the Pony tail bandit get, a whole t.v. series?

Legal Pub said...

And now moving up to the number one most viewed story, the pony tail bandit.

Look folks, not much to tell right now. I suspect she has seen the error of her ways and has gone straight. In the perfect world, she has donated all the money to charity and is doing volunteer work at a local nursing home. In 10 years, she will sell the book rights as fiction and probably pick Lindsay Lohan to play "the pony tail bandtit" in the movie.

In other words readers, be patient.

Anonymous said...

Style and grace. Good sense of presence while in financial institution. A woman moving up in the ranks of financially successful women.

Did she train under Martha Stewart? Perhaps an ex intern?

Anonymous said...

How about her and Martha Stewart on the Joey and Amy Reality Show?

Muscle Man said...

Nope, there is good reason to believe that the Ponytail Bandit is officially retired. Rumor has it, she is going to try a different line of work. Her first choice may be that of a TV anchor. Another possibility is a model for magazine adds. After all, she has great photo recognition at this stage of her life.

california surfer dude said...

If the Pony tail Bandit does get "busted" does that mean she will need a larger bra?

Surfer Dude

Harry said...

I don't think she needs to be "busted" she has a pretty good figure now according the the FBI photos.


Harry

Legal Pub said...

Update 2-13-08. The Pony tail bandit has allegedly been arrested in Thailand! Ms. Calabaza provided us with the following scoop: Austin police say the “ponytail bandit” suspected in a series of bank robberies has been arrested. She is identified as Morgan Michelle Hoke, age 21. Aparently Morgan is in the custody of Royal Thai Police in Thailand. Her husband, 26-year-old Stuart Michael Romine, is apparently being sought as an accomplice. The two have been living in Thailand, according to Austin police Sgt. Art Arevalo. According to FOX News, four days after the first robbery, the two married in Las Vegas. Keep in mind, all suspects are innocent until proven guilty!

Legal Pub said...

Update 6-19-08: Morgan Michell Hoke had good news recently.
The so-called “Ponytail Bandit” had one of the cases against her dismissed in California last month. Morgan Hoke is accused of a string of bank robberies in the Austin area, California and Washington state. A judge in Los Angeles dismissed the case against her there. She is expected to be tried in federal court in Sacramento later this year.