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FBI Nabs ‘Super Freak’ Bandit


An anonymous tip, perhaps from someone trying to preserve the memory of Rick James’ funky music, has helped the FBI nab Lester Eugene Fowler. The so-called “Super Freak” bandit was arrested Friday evening at a Denver home without incident, according to The Associated Press. Fowler earned the title because he wore a wig similar to the long, tamed Jheri curl-type locks of James, who in 1981 topped the charts with his song, “Super Freak,” according to The Denver Post. In his music video, James wields a bass guitar. Fowler, on the other hand, might or might not have had a weapon. He is suspected of several bank robberies in which he allegedly enters, points, and loudly orders tellers around, demanding money and claiming he has a weapon without flashing one, according to the Aurora Sentinel.

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