Sunday, March 16, 2008

Sometimes life resembles a sitcom

LIBERTY, Pa. - A Pennsylvania man is accused of attempted bank robbery - and if poor planning were a crime, he might be charged with that, too.
Police say a man arrived at the Citizens and Northern Bank in the borough of Liberty on Thursday and waited in his car for about 20 minutes. Shortly after noon, he tried to enter the bank 100 miles west of Scranton wearing a ski mask and carrying a rifle. But the bank's Liberty branch closes at noon on Thursdays, foiling his plans.
The man fled the scene, but bank employees took note of his license plate number. A 28-year-old suspect is jailed in lieu of $50,000 bail.


Reminds me of an attempted robbery that happened across the street from where I used to work some years ago. Some genius walked into the drive through section of the bank (he was on foot, no getaway vehicle), stepped up to the bulletproof window, and pointed a bow and arrow at them, demanding they send out the money to him. After the teller quit laughing, and realized that he was serious, they locked the doors, called the police, and the would-be robber was nabbed as he was running from the scene.

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Our preview of spring is over; we got a few inches of snow last night, but at least it was warm enough that it didn't stick too badly. The crocus flowers I had a few days ago don't mind the snow, they just bloom right on through it.





The tulips and daffodils are up, but it will be a few weeks before they will bloom.

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What kind of stuff is on your playlist/radio/player today? Mine is a mixture of country and old rock today. Top ten on the list:

"Unchained Melody" by Heart
"I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry" by Hank Williams
"Days of Wine and Roses" by Henry Mancini
"Possession" by Iron Butterfly
"To Cry You a Song" by Jethro Tull
"Flesh and Blood" by Johnny Cash
"Ribbon of Darkness" by Marty Robbins
"Those Lazy-Hazy-Crazy Days of Summer" by Nat King Cole
"Perfect" by Sara Evans
"Mechanical World" by Spirit

6 comments:

H2o said...

I'm looking at your weather link...45 degrees is a little to cold for me. Yes I'm a sissy!

H2o said...

I'm looking at your weather link...45 degrees is a little to cold for me. Yes I'm a sissy!

terri said...

I really wish there were less crime in this country, but.... you can't fix stupid!

I see you have Sara Evans on your playlist. I was looking for some of her stuff online yesterday.

meleah rebeccah said...

"stepped up to the bulletproof window, and pointed a bow and arrow at them, demanding they send out the money to him."


That is HYSTERICAL....what a MORON.

Wow. Suddenly, I feel like a genius.

JDP said...

Who robs a bank with a rifle?

JDP

Marian Love Phillips said...

Love your playlist BoBG....hope you are feeling much better. Read about your heart problems. My husband (Bob) has 4 heart stents now...They went in an cleaned out #3 because it became clogged and shoved in #4. It worked!