Police in SC identify ‘Karate Kid’-inspired suspect in purse-snatching caught on camera

Police in SC identify ‘Karate Kid’-inspired suspect in purse-snatching caught on camera

SWANSEA, SC (WIS) - With the public’s help, Swansea, SC Police have positively identified a suspect and karate master in a theft.

Police asked for the community’s help in identifying a man who was caught not only stealing a purse from a vehicle on camera, but also caught performing what officials call a “unique ritual.”

The incident happened at the BP gas station on Church St. on Jan. 26.

Police said that based on surveillance screenshots, 41-year-old Bill Monroe Daddezio “likes to perform Mr. Miyagi’s Crane Technique made famous by Daniel LaRusso in the All Valley Under 18 Karate Championship.”

Daddezio is wanted for Petty Larceny and Driving Under Suspension, police said. He’s described by police as being 5’11 and weighs 250 pounds.

Bill Monroe Daddezio is wanted by Swansea Police for Petty Larceny and Driving Under Suspension.
Bill Monroe Daddezio is wanted by Swansea Police for Petty Larceny and Driving Under Suspension.

If you know where Daddezio is, contact the Swansea Police Department by calling 803-568-3366.

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