Man Fights to Give Ski Masks Good Name
WINSTED -- Bank robbers, terrorists and prowlers have given ski masks a bad name for years, but one Connecticut man is out to change that.
Kevin Lambert, 31, of Winsted has launched a tongue-in-cheek crusade to raise awareness that not everyone who wears a ski mask is plotting mayhem.
Lambert found out the hard way in 2005 when he walked out of a local package store after buying beer with his brother. Lambert slipped on a ski mask for an impromptu photo and a passerby, fearing the store had been robbed, called police.
Lambert was charged with breach of peace and performed 15 hours of community service, volunteering for a youth soccer team.
Since then, he and friends have been wearing ski masks in public places to dispel the stereotypes. He's even started a website called www.crazyskimask.com, which declares its mission as "Striving to keep America Warm By Combating Ski Mask Discrimination."
"This isn't something I do to go out and scare people," Lambert said.
Burn-em Upus Icephaltus
Look out! Its 10 below 0 and that guy is wearing ski mask.
This reminds me of the light bright scare in Boston a few weeks ago. Boston was shut down by an order of Fry's a cheeseburger and a meatball. look out it has batteries.
Why was he even charged? He did nothing.
What the !
Why was he even charged?The Passerby was wrong. He did nothing wrong.
I would have charged him with littering.
Originally Posted by James H Haury
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i would charge the passerby...
well, assuming it was a cold winter day... in summer, i would call 911 too...