Quick-Thinking Bank Teller

See kids, this is your brain on meth. Not quite eligible for a Darwin Award nomination, but close:

The Associated Press

HILLSBORO, Ore. —Police say a bank robbery attempt in Hillsboro failed after a teller told the woman who handed her a threatening note that she couldn’t read the handwriting.

According to police, a 30-year-old woman walked into a Wells Fargo bank branch Wednesday and handed a teller a note that said, “Need $300 or I’ll kill you. I’m serious.”

The teller told the woman she couldn’t read the writing. While the woman stepped away to rewrite her note on a bank slip, the teller hit a silent alarm and the bank manager intervened, asking the woman how he could help her.

Police and FBI agents soon arrived and arrested the woman; police say she was under the influence of drugs.

Quelle surprise. Who robs a bank for $300?

What a place this is. I’d love to know if the teller truly couldn’t read this Bank Robber Academy drop-out’s handwriting, or if it was an inspired bit of stalling?

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About D. D. Syrdal

Writer of vampire stories and science fiction. First novel, "Revenants Abroad", available now at Amazon, BarnesandNoble.com, Kobo.com, Smashwords. If you like a vampire you can go out drinking with and still respect yourself in the morning, I think you'd like Andrej.
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2 Responses to Quick-Thinking Bank Teller

  1. maryjblog says:

    It calls to mind Woody Allen’s “Take the Money & Run” – “Hand over the money, I have a gub.”

  2. Digital Dame says:

    This one was following in some mighty big footsteps there 😉

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