African American uses life-like mask to commit home burglaries disguised as Caucasian

| May 11, 2021

Rockim Prowell, top, used the mask, bottom, as a part of his burglary uniform. (Beverly Hills Police Department)

Rockim Prowell thought that he had a good plan. He committed a series of burglaries in affluent homes while disguised as a White man. He donned a mask that had hair to help him look authentic in surveillance videos. However, it was unusual to see a man with his mouth constantly open while in action. Although he planned his disguise, he did not plan to cover his tracks. In fact his failure to mitigate the chances he would be incriminated helped law enforcement to “unmask” his identity.

From Fox News:

In both burglaries, Prowell stole flat-screen televisions, police said. In the security footage, they noticed the suspect always kept his mouth open, which they realized was the case when they discovered he was wearing a mask, police said.

Prowell, 30, a resident of nearby Inglewood, was arrested May 2 during a traffic stop by Beverly Hills police officers. In the car, officers found a face mask and other items that connected him to the burglaries, authorities said. The license plates on the car were also stolen, they said.

During a search of his home, police found stolen items connecting him to additional burglaries, police said.

In both burglaries, Prowell stole flat-screen televisions, police said. In the security footage, they noticed the suspect always kept his mouth open, which they realized was the case when they discovered he was wearing a mask, police said.

Prowell, 30, a resident of nearby Inglewood, was arrested May 2 during a traffic stop by Beverly Hills police officers. In the car, officers found a face mask and other items that connected him to the burglaries, authorities said. The license plates on the car were also stolen, they said.

During a search of his home, police found stolen items connecting him to additional burglaries, police said.

Fox News has more on this story.

Category: "Teh Stoopid", Crime

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Michael Myers beat him to it…

  2. Mike B USAF Retired says:

    Guess that would be “White Facing”….Wonder if that will enhance his sentence?

    Probably not…..!

  3. FC2 (SW) Ron says:

    Anyone remember The Watermelon Man? Or Eddie Murphy’s skit here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l_LeJfn_qW0
    He read a lot of Hallmark cards to prepare….

    It was funny and I wasn’t offended…..

  4. KoB says:

    Home Boi working it waaayy yonder too hard. Shoulda just showed up at a “mostly peaceful” Burn Loot Mayhem demonstration and he coulda got him some new Air J kicks to go along with his new flat screen TV Set. Did he have a “White Privilege” Card to go along with his mask? Asking for a friend.

    Imagine the hue and cry if it had of been a white dude with a black face mask.

    Stolen car tags too? Bitch never heard of tag readers? Hell, every jurisdiction has them things now.

  5. penguinman000 says:

    I’m calling cultural appropriation on this!

  6. Skyjumper says:

    “…..mouth constantly open while in action”

    Reminds me of one of those “Inflatible open mouth love dolls….that I’ve read about.

    (sorry dickweeds, not posting any links. Ya’ll just going have to do the Google-fu legwork yourself.)(grin)

    • KoB says:

      “…that I’ve read about.” Yep, you always said you bought “those magazines” just for the interesting articles to read. 😛

      • Skyjumper says:

        That’s why I safely them hid under the mattress for…ah…er… safekeeping, KoB.

        That’s right, it was for the articles.
        (hides hand behind back with one finger crossed over the other) 😉

    • David says:

      I’ve met a few folks like that… usually called ‘mouthbreathers’.

  7. FuzeVT says:

    If I understand our current thinking on this sort of thing, if he thought he was white when he did it, he WAS ACTUALLY A WHITE GUY, correct? And if everything I hear in the news is correct, there should be no punishment because, you know, he was white and stuff. Only black folks get put in prison, AOC tells us all.
    Fiendishly cleaver if you ask me. . .

  8. Green Thumb says:

    I kike this guy.

    Out of the box thinker.

  9. If the perp had a dog with him at the time of capture he could have put the mask on the dog real fast and said that it was his maskot.

  10. MarineDad61 says:

    Should’ve used make up.
    [Eddie Murphy – SNL – 1984]

  11. Devtun says:

    Smokin!!!

  12. USMCMSgt (Ret) says:

    The cops got this wrong, and should dismiss the burglary charges and allow him to keep the property he acquired.

    Mr. Prowell merely identifies as a “white person”, in order to exercise his “white privilege”, where everybody knows things are considered “free”. (See the Eddie Murphy references above).

    Cultural appropriation is a stretch!

    (A sort of Rachel Dolezal-ish or Jessica Klug-ish kind of thing.)

  13. C2Show says:

    Waiting for a BeSig post to come up race baiting. Looks like you could draw 20 from this one, bud. You are slipping, my friend. I know you are looking for more KKK membership around here. Maybe you should start your own branch of TAH – KKK edition. The cowards might actually come out and join ya.