Memphis (AP) -- An armed robbery suspect in Memphis took no chances in allowing a victim to see his face.
The suspect, charged in an October 2003 armed robbery, wore a shopping bag with two small eye holes over his head at a motion hearing to suppress photographic evidence used in a police lineup.
His defense attorney said he was concerned that victim Rebecca Lee would see him during the hearing. He said the victim failed in the days following the robbery to identify the suspect from a photo lineup as one of the two men who broke into her home.
Even though a sign on the courtroom door bars hats or head coverings, Judge Carolyn Blackett allowed the bag.
She did not issue a ruling in the case.
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