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?


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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