Connecticut resident gets idea after criminal charge for keeping face warm

WINSTED, Conn. - Bank robbers, terrorists and prowlers have given ski masks a bad name for years, but a Connecticut man is wearing them around town to prove that not everyone who dons one is plotting mayhem.

Kevin Lambert, 31, got the idea in 2005 after he walked out of a local package store and slipped on a ski mask for an impromptu photograph. A passerby, fearing the store had been robbed, called police. Lambert was charged with breach of peace and had to perform 15 hours of community service.

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