Kauai’s ‘Jesus Bandit’ is on the run again

Kauai police are asking for the public’s help in finding him.

Kauai’s ‘Jesus Bandit’ is on the run again
Richard Leibman is the Kauai criminal known as the "Jesus Bandit." (Image: Kauai Police Department) (Source: Kauai Police Department)

KAUAI (HawaiiNewsNow) - The Kauai criminal commonly known as the “Jesus Bandit” is on the run again Thursday.

Kauai Police have put out a request to the public, asking to help find Richard Leibman.

He earned the nickname because he had a long beard and would wear a robe. He has a long rap sheet, including burglary, theft, and escape.

Two years ago, Leibman ran off from the Hawaii State Hospital.

The Garden Island reports that he has schizophrenia and a personality disorder.

Right now, he’s reportedly wanted on three bench warrants.

Authorities say he’s often in the Princeville and the North Shore area.

Call Kauai police at (808) 241-1711 if you’ve seen him.

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