Real-Life Pink Panthers
The Pink Panther was a popular comedy film that came out in 1963 and featured the main character tasked with catching a notorious jewel thief. However, years later, a group of real-life jewel robbers earned the same name after conducting many heists throughout the world.
What’s a bit odd is that people refer to these thieves as pink panthers when the original pink panther character was dedicated to stopping crime rather than conducting it. The real villain in the original story was called the phantom, but apparently, that was not a good enough name for this set of real jewel thieves.