23/02/2010 04:46 GMT | Updated 22/05/2015 06:12 BST

Dad Accused Of Taking His Baby Along To A Bank Robbery

Another day, another candidate for Father of the Year. A man in Massachusetts, USA, has been arrested for a string of robberies - and he allegedly had his baby in the back of his getaway car.

Joshua R. Law is accused of holding up a number of TD Bank branches on Cape Cod.

His was arrested on Sunday less than 10 minutes after the robbery of a nearby bank.

Police say that his 10-month-old baby daughter was strapped in the back of his running getaway car.

Well, you know how difficult it is to get a babysitter at short notice... Or maybe it was Take Your Daughter To Work Day?

Police say the baby has been returned to Law's mother, while Law was held on $20,000 bail at his arraignment this week.

Law, 29, from South Yarmouth, has been identified as a potential suspect in the hold-up of TD Bank offices in Sandwich, Osterville, Dennis and Harwich this winter.

The culprit is known as the "Backwards Hoodie Bandit" as the robber wore two hooded sweatshirts, one covering the back of his head and the other, worn backwards with eyeholes cut into the hood, covering his face.

Barnstable Lt Detective Sean Balcom told the Boston Herald that police had been watching Law for at least a week and officers had spent the weekend following him. He has been charged with unarmed robbery and child endangerment.

What kind of father takes their baby along to a robbery? That's spectacularly bad parenting. It makes our shortcomings seem pretty minor...

Source: Boston Herald