In an incredibly creepy and bizarre story, a black man has been arrested for wearing a realistic latex mask of a white person to commit dozens of crimes in Los Angeles.
According to the Beverly Hills Police Department, 33-year-old Rockim Prowell, of Inglewood, is suspected of over 30 burglaries in the Los Angeles area.
Prowell was arrested on Thursday while driving a vehicle that was also stolen.
Prior to his arrest, the Los Angeles Police Department put out a now-deleted tweet asking if anyone had surveillance video of the man — who appeared to be white. They included stills from footage of two separate incidents. In both, he was wearing a white mask.
“It was odd this burglar’s mouth was always open when seen on surveillance video,” the department wrote in a statement obtained by CBS LA. “When he was caught breaking into another home we discovered why.”
So far, Prowell has been charged with two counts of burglary, two counts of grand theft and one count of vandalism.
Anyone with information is being asked to call BHPD at 310-285-2125.