Thread: OC bank robber....UGH
"...passed a note to a teller and had a handgun in a holster on his side."
And wearing a VT hat! I'm glad that I live nowhere near there, because I could fit that profile pretty well. White male, VT hat, and OCing. Yikes!
Seriously though, what the heck happened here? Is this guy really just the world's dumbest bank robber? If he was indeed OCing (which I would like to see a picture of), he must have known that that would probably attract some attention. He also did practically nothing to hide his identity, and, consequently, they have what has to be the world's clearest security camera picture of this guy. It will probably take all of two minutes before this guy is arrested.
Maybe he had a large cell phone on his hip - one can hope.
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Let's see. Just last week I did what I usually do every two weeks. Went in to my local Wells Fargo branch, sidearm in view, and handed a teller a note detailing the amount of cash I wanted and in what denominations. WoW! I'm a robber.
Seriously, that is one heck of a good shot of this guy. Like VApatriot wrote... it shouldn't take long to turn up this one with the picture and description. Yep, not a smart thing to do for your future business plans.
In the final seconds of your life, just before your killer is about to dispatch you to that great eternal darkness, what would you rather have in your hand? A cell phone or a gun?
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I wonder why they didn't show a full picture of him WITH the gun on his side. Perhaps it really was concealed or not even there.
"Laws that forbid the carrying of arms...disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes. Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants; they serve rather to encourage than prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed one." Thomas Jefferson (quoting Cesare Beccaria)
I dunno... the report says "handgun in a holster on his side" which does not necessarily mean "openly carried". For all we know the note said he had a gun and the teller inferred that since it was not in his hands it must be on his side. "On his side" could mean in a shoulder holster as those are also worn on the side, although under the arm.
How many jackets have you seen lately that don't look all mucked up when tucked behind a holster on a belt?
Last edited by Fallschirmjäger; 04-08-2013 at 07:16 PM.
Last edited by peter nap; 04-09-2013 at 08:10 AM.
I was thinking it was probably concealed as well, and he simply may have flashed it to the teller when he handed her the note. Might not even be a real gun.
"It's not important how many people I've killed. What's important is how I get along with the people who are still alive" - Jimmy the Tulip
Carrying a gun didn't make this man a criminal. Robbing a bank did.
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And the newest slavery is to keep the people poor, and stupid
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Whoa whoa whoa...
So what your trying to tell me, is a CRIMINAL got a GUN past a SIGN that said NO GUNS?
Additional text for your reading pleasure...
Army Staff Sergeant said he robbed credit union because of money trouble
According to the arrest affidavit, Shaw handed the teller an LFCU deposit envelope labeled, “don’t pull out note.”In the note, Shaw told the teller not to panic and demanded $4,000 in cash. He also told to teller he worked at a financial institution so he knows how things work at a bank.
The teller complied and Shaw revealed a holstered firearm. Later, Shaw confessed to carrying a replica .45 Smith and Wesson pellet gun
So again the lame stream media gets original reports wrong. No OC.
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