Mrs. Doubtfire Robber Arrested In P.G.

Look at this! My first day as a woman and I’m getting hot flashes. Oh, you wicked, wicked man! Isn’t there enough flesh here to feast your eyes on?
Mrs Doubtfire Bank Robber

Brandon Alfred Calantoc

About 4:30 p.m. Thursday, detectives with the Regional Violence and Narcotics Team in Monterey County acted on a tip and went to a home on the 1100 block of Seaview Avenue in Pacific Grove where Calantoc was believed to be living, said Michael Bruno, acting commander of the team.

Calantoc was found in the home and was arrested without incident for the warrant and other misdemeanor warrants, Bruno said. A wig that belonged to Calantoc also was found in the home, Bruno said. As Calantoc was being booked into Monterey City Jail, he was found in possession of 2.1 grams of heroin packaged individually for sale, Bruno said.

Calantoc originally came to the attention of Santa Cruz police on April 3, when he robbed a bank on Morrissey Boulevard while dressed as a woman with a wig, purse and necklace. Police dubbed him “Mrs. Doubtfire” in reference to the 1993 Robin Williams movie in which Williams portrayed a woman.

A cross-dressing man also believed to be Calantoc went into a bank in Capitola the same day but did not rob it, Santa Cruz police Lt. Bernie Escalante said at the time.

Later in April, Carmel police were investigating vehicle burglaries and mail theft from the Carmel post office when they found Calantoc with stolen mail, stolen credit cards and a purse and locket necklace believed to have been worn during the Santa Cruz robbery.

Mrs. Doubtfire Robber Arrested In P.G.