Feds nab ‘Double Hat Bandit,’ suspected in 13 bank robberies in 5 states
On Thursday, September 21, 2017, the Indianapolis FBI Violent Crimes Task Force, along with the Whiteland Police Department, arrested Shayne Carson, 54, who is believed to be the “Double Hat Bandit.” Carson was arrested without incident in the parking lot of a motel in Whiteland, Indiana.
Carson has been charged in a criminal complaint filed by the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Salt Lake City with the December 19, 2016, armed robbery of the U.S. Bank in West Valley City, Utah. According to the complaint, he is also a suspect in 13 other bank robberies throughout Utah, Washington, Oregon, Colorado, and Idaho from December 19, 2016 and July 22, 2017. In these cases, the robber wore two hats. Since then, Carson has also been identified as a suspect in additional bank robberies in Colorado, Iowa, and Ohio. Those cases remain under investigation.
On Friday, September 22, 2017, at 1:30 p.m. EST, Carson had his initial appearance and arraignment on the criminal complaint before the United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana. It is anticipated he will be transferred to Utah to face the bank robbery charge filed in Salt Lake City.
Trump: NFL anthem kneeling protesters 'disgraceful'
US President Donald Trump has stepped up his criticism of NFL players kneeling during the national anthem, calling them "disgraceful".
Speaking at a White House press conference with Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, Mr Trump said the NFL should ban players from kneeling.
He denied he had been preoccupied with the issue at the expense of the hurricane disaster in Puerto Rico.
"It's called respect for our country," he told reporters.
A number of sports players and teams demonstrated during the US national anthem over the weekend.
The protests involved players kneeling, linking arms or staying in the locker room during the Star-Spangled Banner.
Mr Trump said on Tuesday he was "ashamed" of the protests.
He said he recently visited maimed US veterans at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in the Washington DC suburbs.
"They were fighting for our country," he said, "they were fighting for our flag, they were fighting for our national anthem.
"For people to disrespect that by kneeling during the playing of our national anthem, I think, is disgraceful."