When Eric Brooks walked into The Scorpio Lounge in New Haven on Thursday, he did not look like the man wanted in connection with a homicide. In fact, he didn’t look like a man at all.
He was dressed as a woman and wore a long braided wig, the New Haven Register reports.
But his identity was revealed when he allegedly tried to rob a customer who was going outside to smoke, the Register reports.
He held something to the customer’s side and said: “You know what time it is. Lock the door,” bar owner Eli Gause told the newspaper.
The customer grabbed the would-be robber, Then, another patron came to help and they held the man.
Brooks was held in lieu of $500,000 bail on robbery and firearms charges and charged on a murder warrant.
Brooks has also been charged with felony murder, murder, conspiracy, criminal use of a firearm, criminal possession of a pistol, and robbery in the first degree. That warrant carries a $2 million bond.