Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Honesty in Tough Times

I got a kick out of this story from today's paper:
Workers Foil Bank Robber; Passers-by Return His Loot

“As the man was leaving the bank, the teller shouted: ‘Stop him! He just robbed the bank!’ ” Mr. Browne said.

The technicians, who were repairing the bank’s A.T.M.s, heard the cry and gave chase, Mr. Browne said. The bank robber ran onto 38th Street, where traffic was at a standstill. As he wove between cars, the technicians grabbed him, the police said, and pushed him onto the hood of a vehicle.

When officers arrived, Mr. Browne said, one of the posse was holding the robber, while the other two were nearby, with a large crowd around them. The cash had scattered, some of it in a small pile between two cars. Pedestrians walked up to police officers or bank employees and handed over bills they had picked up, a witness and the police said.

“Even in the bad economy, all $1,082 that had been scattered before the police arrived was recovered in full,” Mr. Browne said.

And on that happy note, have a great Thanksgiving, everyone!


Anonymous said...

of course stealing any amount would be wrong regardless but it's really pathetic that someone is robbing the bank for a mere $1082 (logically if you're gonna go out you want to go pretty much all out, right)....and just why the singles?

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Anonymous said...

A story well worth remembering!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing useful information.People who have extra money and nice savings accounts such as doctors, lawyers, etc. are not really feeling too much of a squeeze right now. If gas continues to rise and we are paying $7 a gallon by December, I think that is when the professional businesses will start feeling some major pains.

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Asphodel said...

Awww! Love your blog btw, and in an impulsive post today I blurted out the naked truth about my finances. It's more locally oriented, so I can get the people in our country speak up and out against disciminated salaries, but oh well lets see.