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Geezer Bandit Might Have Been Blasted in Face with Red Ink

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The elusive Geezer Bandit, who's been robbing banks throughout Los Angeles, might have recently become more recognizable. He was apparently hit with a spray of red ink that bursts open in stolen money, reports NBC Los Angeles.

The ink is called a dye pack, and it erupts after being triggered by a sensor. It's hidden in packs of money. In addition to dying the robber's face and hands a delightful shade of rouge, it also gives the robber chemical burns.

No one ever said robbing banks was easy.