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The 15 best “Bandits” created by the KFOR Social Media Bandits…


Oklahoma City is a land of bandits. Well, at least it is if you follow KFOR on Social Media.

Outside of shoddy journalism and severe weather ratings, there's nothing the Oklahoma City newschannel loves more than to label a criminal or thief as a "bandit" in a social media headline. We first noticed this several years ago, which resulted in us dubbing the rambunctious, wild person in charge of the station's social media channels the KFOR Social Media Bandit.

Even though several KFOR Social Media Bandits have come and gone since then, we've left the nickname in tact. This is because apparently the KFOR Social Media Bandit regenerates like Dr. Who and never really leaves us. We know this because he or she still uses "bandit" when running out of clever names to describe a petty thief.

For example, last night they created The Skipping Bandit:

Oklahoma City police looking for alleged “skipping bandit”

Oklahoma City police are looking for a woman caught on camera skipping after she allegedly stole a cell phone.

It happened Wednesday morning outside a gas station located on north MacAurther.

French native Eric Jeandemange said he was inside paying for gas when the woman took the phone from his unlocked van....

"She was happy, jumping, having fun - seemed like stealing is part of life, seemed like it's okay," Jeandemange said. "Can you believe somebody steal something and be so happy about it? How stupid."

He said he is angry because the thief stole more than just a phone from him.

"I lost everything," Jeandemange said. "I got seven kids. All the pictures of my kids is in it, all the contacts of all my friends. I have nothing. It's like somebody stealing your entire life."

Uhm, can someone tell Frenchy about the cloud, SIM cards, Facebook, Instagram and backups? That way, you won't feel like someone stole your life when they skip away with your phone. Also, tell him to maybe not fill up the tank at 10th and MacArthur.

Anyway, for fun, and because I have nothing better to do, I thought we should take a trip down memory lane and remember the 15 best bandit's the KFOR Social Media Bandit has created over the years.

Here we go:


1. Shorty Shorts Bandit



2. Ray Ban Bandit



3. Binky Bandit


4. Beer Bandit



5. Bingo Bandit



6. Bucket List Bandit



7. Bearded Bank Bandit



8. Bling Bandits



9. Cigarette Bandit



10. Back Fence Bandit



11. Laundry Basket Bandit



12. Ponytail Bandit



13. Be Good Bandit



14. Booze Bandits



15. Beef Bandit


There you have it. 15 bandits created by the KFOR Social Media Bandit. Which one do you like the most? Obviously, I'm partial to the Shorty Shorts bandit, but I could also get behind the Bearded-Bank Bandit and Booze Bandits. Honestly, there are just too many bandits to choose from. Thanks for everything you do, KFOR Social Media Bandit.

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