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Do Not Show Your ID When Robbing a Bank

samzenpus posted more than 3 years ago | from the I-won't-do-what-you-tell-me dept.

Crime 12

bradley13 writes "When the world's most gullible bank robber went in to rob a bank, the teller told him she needed to see two forms of ID before she could give him the money. Now he's enjoying three hots and a cot. From the article: 'A judge sentenced 49-year-old Nathan Wayne Pugh of Sachse (SAK'-see) to more than eight years on Tuesday. Pugh tried to hold up a Dallas Wells Fargo Bank in July. The teller stalled Pugh by telling him she needed to see two forms of ID. Pugh showed her his Wells Fargo debit card and a state ID card. He was captured as he tried to flee with $800.'"

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12 comments

Teller (4, Insightful)

DaMattster (977781) | more than 3 years ago | (#35506636)

The teller should be given a reward for her quick thinking. That was positively brilliant!

Re:Teller (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35507630)

> The teller should be given a reward for her quick thinking. That was positively brilliant!

possibly. Another possibility is that the teller is an automaton that mindlessly repeats the scripted request for identification in any and every situation. Hard to tell which is the case from the article, I've met both in my dealings with banks.

Panic response (1)

geek2k5 (882748) | more than 3 years ago | (#35529904)

There is also the possibility that the teller went into automatic pilot due to panic. People do strange things when threatened.

Re:Teller (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35535188)

or completely thoughtless. If it is standard procedure to ask for two forms of id and she panicked and went with the script it doesn't demonstrate quick thinking. But still commendable.

Re:Teller (1)

asdf7890 (1518587) | more than 3 years ago | (#35561934)

Definitely still commendable. Dropping to script is a much better option than wigging out and completely panicking, perhaps making the situation worse.

Re:Teller (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35581362)

I'm disappointed, someone should have done the Texan thing and shot the punk

Re:Teller (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35665014)

Or she didn't realize it was a robbery. I really like to think she did and she reacted creatively :-)

Re:Teller (1)

Drakkenmensch (1255800) | more than 3 years ago | (#35535380)

That reward should be taken out of the robber's own bank account. That's the punishment for being so goddamn stupid!

Re:Teller (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35623294)

That's the punishment for being so goddamn stupid!

That's rather lenient isn't it? Personally, I find this offensive just being the same species, we should kill it and any offspring it may have plagues us with.

Re:Teller (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35626840)

With that kind of thinking, she was lucky to not get shot in the face. Why the fuck you are "5, Insightful"?

It was not her money(and even if it was she should just hand it to him), she had no duty to protect the wealth of her greedy boss that pay her only minimum wage. It is not worth to risk attempt anything.

Re:Teller (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35662278)

Not only it wasn't hers, it was only $800 bucks. That money won't pay a month of the prison time the guy will get.

Seems Macfarlane-esque (1)

GameboyRMH (1153867) | more than 3 years ago | (#35666302)

This seems like a joke from a Seth Macfarlane cartoon...

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