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'Mrs. Doubtfire' Bank Robber Back in Custody

By Christopher Coble, Esq. on November 10, 2015 | Last updated on March 21, 2019

Last April, Brandon Alfred Calantoc donned a wig, navy blue scrubs, glasses, a purse, and a locket necklace and knocked over a U.S. Bank in Santa Cruz, California. Dubbed the "Mrs. Doubtfire Bank Robber" by Santa Cruz Police, Calantoc was arrested a couple weeks later.

After slipping away from law enforcement last month, Calantoc is back in custody, with a few added charges on his resume.

Reasonable Doubtfire

Calantoc allegedly wore the disguise into nearby Rabobank in nearby Capitola on the same day as the robbery, but was believed to have been just casing the other bank. He was nabbed later when, according to the Contra Costa Times, "Carmel police were investigating vehicle burglaries and mail theft from the Carmel post office when they found Calantoc with stolen mail, stolen credit cards and a purse and locket necklace believed to have been worn during the Santa Cruz robbery."

"Mrs. Doubtfire" had been in custody until October 28th, when he walked out of the Delancey Street Foundation's drug treatment program in San Francisco. An anonymous informant tipped off law enforcement to Calantoc's whereabouts and he was re-arrested in Pacific Grove last week. Calantoc had a wig with him when he was arrested, and he was also hit with drug charges when officers found 2.1 grams of heroin on him during booking.

Doubtfire in the Hole

Calantoc will be lucky to get some form of supervised release again, especially given the added charges. California law makes bringing drugs into a prison a felony. Given the amount found on Calantoc, he was also charged with possession of drugs with the intent to sell.

Combined with the drug possession and robbery charges, Calantoc could be looking at five years behind bars. Unless this master of disguise can manage to elude authorities once again.

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