A handful of notable criminals, both real and fictional, are known for their “calling cards” — clues or actions that mark their misdeeds with personal, identifiable stamps.
The real-life “Zodiac Killer” sent cryptograms to the San Francisco Chronicle; “The Phantom” from “The Pink Panther” left a silk glove affixed with a “P” monogram at the scene of the crime.
Now, it appears we have ourselves a twerking bandit.
A fur coat-wearing woman seen on surveillance footage outside a Brooklyn apartment building “twerking” — the dance style made particularly infamous this year by Miley Cyrus — for quite a long time before allegedly commencing with a package theft.
“Her endurance was rather impressive,” victim Lindsey Riddle told Gothamist. “I’m not exaggerating when I say she did this for an hour. A couple of my neighbors walked into the building and she’d stop momentarily and then start up hardcore as soon as their backs were to her.”
Riddle, 27, is a VH1 graphics coordinator who said she came home last Wednesday finding two box packages for her and her boyfriend torn open and the contents removed, Gothamist reported. The suspected thieves were captured by the building’s surveillance; after the woman finished her twerk, she appeared to act as a lookout, holding the elevator, while a male counterpart pulled off the actual theft.
Riddle, who filed a police report, nevertheless seemed in awe of the woman who “proceeded to straight up twerk outside of our building. For an entire hour. Rest breaks were had, but she got right back up and dropped it like it was hot, often times on the lap of the man.”
Here’s the sped-up surveillance clip of the pre-theft twerking session: