The bank robber thought she had the perfect disguise.
But not only didn’t it work, she’s now getting blasted by the Council on American-Islamic Relations in San Diego.
The report comes from ABC Channel 10 Television in that city.
Elysia Roiz has a 2-year-old special-needs son and she was desperate for money, so she donned a burqa and tried to rob a Wells Fargo bank, the report said.
But after she passed a demand note, the station reported, the teller pushed a panic button and Roiz fled without a dime.
And she was arrested two months later in Tijuana.
She admitted to the station it wasn’t fair to hide in religious garb.
“I know in other countries they’ve outlawed it, because of people, mostly men hiding firearms inside burqas, and I don’t think it was fair of me to exploit that, but what better costume, you know what I mean?” Roiz asked.
She told the station the garment should be outlawed.
“I don’t want to be disrespectful, but I mean, that stuff is so oppressive, like I mean, we fought a lot in the ’70s, women did, so that kind of stuff didn’t happen, doesn’t happen.”
According to the creeping shariah website, which marked the events and arguments, CAIR spokesman Hanif Mohebi said, “No one has or should use any symbols or clothing of [religion] in order to commit any crimes.”