Robert Durst: Bizarre Arrest Details Revealed!

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Over the weekend, millionaire Manhattan real estate heir Robert Durst was arrested for his alleged involvement in the death of crime writer Susan Berman.

The subject of the recently-concluded HBO documentary series The Jinx, Durst has been charged with first-degree murder and he may face the death penalty if convicted.

Robert Durst in The Jinx

In addition to the Berman charge, Durst is still under suspicion in the 1982 disappearance of his wife, Kathleen McCormack, as well in the 2001 death and dismemberment of his neighbor, Morris Black.

Durst was already acquitted in the murder of Black, but he was never faced any charges regarding McCormack's disappearance.

Therefore, if he is found guilty of murdering Berman, it is likely that police will re-open the investigation into the McCormack investigation, with Durst as their prime suspect.

Needless to say, it's unlikely that the 71-year-old Durst will ever again be a free man.

So perhaps it's not surprising that he tried to evade authorities in the days before his arrest. The methods he employed in order to do so, however, are quite surprising indeed.

TMZ is reporting that Durst was in possession of a latex mask and a fake driver's license when he was arrested in New Orleans on March 14.

It is believed that Durst planned to live out the remainder of his days as Everette Ward, which was the name on his phony ID.

The mask, which completely covered his head and neck, was to be used to prevent him from being recognized when he ventured out in public.

Durst reportedly planned to leave the country, and he had withdrawn over $300,000 from his bank account in the days before his arrest. 

Roughly $42,000 of the cash was parceled out in envelopes, which Durst allegedly planned to mail to his future destination.

The most troubling discovery in the raid on Durst's home, however, may have been a .38 Smith & Wesson revolver with 4 live rounds of ammunition and one spent shell casing. It is unclear where the one bullet was fired.

These are just the latest in a series of bizarre revelations about the suspected triple murderer.

In a recent interview with the New York Times, Durst's brother Douglas revealed that he believes Durst slaughtered seven pet dogs in order to prepare himself for the murder of his wife.

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