Monday, May 4, 2009

Kelly was at the Minneapolis Airport on Friday heading out of town. He was standing in line and a man, who looked like Garrison Keillor, walked up and stood next to him. Kelly asked if he was Mr. Keillor. The man said, "Yes, I am." They chatted for a few moments. That was just one of the fun moments of Kelly's trip to Champaign, Illinois.

Michael H. Kenyon (born 1943 in Elgin, Illinois) is an American criminal nicknamed the Enema Bandit. He pleaded guilty to a decade-long series of armed robberies of female victims, some of which involved sexual assaults where he would give them enemas. He is also known as the "Champaign Enema Bandit," the "Ski Masked Bandit", and "The Illinois Enema Bandit".

His earliest attacks were in March 1966 in Champaign, Illinois. Early one morning he entered a home through a window and, wearing a red argyle ski mask and carrying a gun, administered enemas to two sisters, aged 16 and 18. After stealing $70 from their father's wallet, he left them, tied with torn strips of bedsheet, with a promise to call the police within 15 minutes to free them. Kenyon's largest attack was on five sorority girls. He often gained entry through sliding glass doors that were typical in student apartment buildings in Urbana, Illinois and Champaign at the time, and provided the impetus for landlords to provide bars to block sliding doors from opening from the outside.


1 comment:

Valerie said...

Where in the world did you dig that up?