Jimmy Maurice Lewis II needed quick cash to pay for a trip to Mexico to undergo plastic surgery procedures. So the 37-year-old convicted felon held up a bank and walked away with enough cash in his purse to fund his surgeries.
Before turning to a life of crime, Lewis worked as a popular drag queen at local ghey bars. He needed the surgery to align with the name he chose for his stage persona: Iconic Facce.
According to The Smoking Gun, Lewis was arrested Saturday in connection with the March 22 robbery of a BancorpSouth branch in Gulfport, Mississippi.
Lewis is no stranger to law enforcement. He previously served time in federal prison for another bank robbery in 2008. Police say Lewis held up a credit union and fled with $9,609.
Cops were befuddled after his latest bank caper because the suspect was initially identified as a "Black female in her mid to late 30's" wearing an afro wig and dark sunglasses.
Bank employees say Lewis (pictured in disguise) produced a note demanding cash, then fled the bank on foot.
After pulling the bank's surveillance video, investigators were able to make a positive identification of Lewis as the suspect. He was busted at the Houston, Texas airport upon his arrival on a flight from Mexico.
Lewis was easy to spot among the other travelers, thanks to the fresh bandages around his nose and an ill-fitting wig.
Lewis is currently being held in a Houston jail without bond while he awaits extradition to Mississippi to face the bank robbery charge.