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Bank robber wore t-shirt with his name on

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A bank robber was caught out by his own stupidity after wearing a t-shirt with his own name on during a heist in which he stole more than $20,000 (£11,000), police say.

John David Martinez was arrested within five hours of allegedly holding up a bank in Denver, Colorado.

http://www.telegraph...is-name-on.html

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I find myself wondering if some form of dementia might not be involved with this?

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I was hoping his name was Richard.

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Got to admit its original....he must of read this first, as not to make the same mistake as these bank robbers:

1. Pick the right bank. Clark advises that you don't follow the lead of the fellow in Anaheim, Cal., who tried to hold up a bank that was no longer in business and had no money. On the other hand, you don't want to be too familiar with the bank. A California robber ran into his mother while making his getaway. She turned him in.

2. Don't sign your demand note. Demand notes have been written on the back of a subpoena issued in the name of a bank robber in Pittsburgh, on an envelope bearing the name and address of another in Detroit, and in East Hartford, Conn., on the back of a withdrawal slip giving the robber's signature and account number.

3. Avoid being fussy. A robber in Panorama City, Cal., gave a teller a note saying, "I have a gun. Give me all your twenties in this envelope." The teller said, "All I've got is two twenties." The robber took them and left.

4. Don't advertise. A holdup man thought that if he smeared mercury ointment on his face, it would make him invisible to the cameras. Actually, it accentuated his features, giving authorities a much clearer picture. Bank robbers in Minnesota and California tried to create a diversion by throwing stolen money out of the windows of their cars. They succeeded only in drawing attention to themselves.

5. Take right turns only. Avoid the sad fate of the thieves in Florida who took a wrong turn and ended up on the Homestead Air Force Base. They drove up to a military police guardhouse and, thinking it was a tollbooth, offered the security men money.

6. Provide your own transportation. It is not clever to borrow the teller's car, which she carefully described to police. This resulted in the most quickly-solved bank robbery in the history of Pittsfield, Mass.

7. Consider another line of work. There was the case of the hopeful criminal in Swansea, Mass., who, when the teller told him she had no money, fainted. He was still unconscious when the police arrived.

http://www.freemaninstitute.com/hall_of_shame.htm

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I wonder if I should repeat that sentence of a thread I posted: Guess that proves again that you don't have to be an idiot to attempt at crime... but it sure makes it more likely

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Her mother must be so proud!

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This amount of stupidity should be illegal, right? :w00t:

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LOL :no:

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Hey you can all joke, But if he ever loses his shirt in prison he'll soon find it again.

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Hey you can all joke, But if he ever loses his shirt in prison he'll soon find it again.

... especially as they will keep it for him while he has to wear the orange overall...

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