Feeds

Bank-robbing witch foiled by magic dye pack

Hallowe'en blag goes up in purple smoke

Next gen security for virtualised datacentres

A female Hallowe'en blagger dressed as a witch robbed two banks in less than an hour - but failed to use her magic powers to ward off the effects of an exploding dye pack, AP reports.

The first hit came at Olympia, Washington, when a woman wearing a "shiny purple witch hat, cloak and long blond wig handed the teller a note indicating she had a weapon and demanding cash", a police spokesman later explained.

As she made good her escape - on foot we hasten to add - the purple dye pack cunningly hidden with the cash blew up and she disappeared in a puff of smoke, albeit minus the wonga and her hat.

Less than an hour later, police were alerted by a silent alarm to a second blag in neighbouring Lacey. Despite having mislaid her enchanted black headwear, the witch felt confident enough to demand that the teller give her some cash with which she legged it.

Police are looking at surveillance material to see if it was indeed the same cash-hungry witch in both robberies, as eyewitnesses suggest. ®

The essential guide to IT transformation

More from The Register

next story
MEN WANTED to satisfy town full of yearning BRAZILIAN HOTNESS
'Prettier, better organised, more harmonious than if men were in charge'
Cops baffled by riddle of CHICKEN who crossed ROAD
'Officers were unable to determine Chicken's intent'
Yes, but what are your plans if a DRAGON attacks?
Local UK gov outs most ridiculous FoI requests...
Drunkards warned: If you can't walk in a straight line, don't shop online, you fool!
Put it away boys. Cover them up ladies. Your credit cards, we mean
Why your mum was WRONG about whiffy tattooed people
They're a future source of RENEWABLE ENERGY
Murder accused DIDN'T ask Siri 'how to hide my roommate'
US court hears of cached browser image - not actual request
Chomp that sausage: Brits just LOVE scoffing a Full Monty
Sales of traditional brekkie foods soar as hungry folk get their mitts greasy
prev story

Whitepapers

5 things you didn’t know about cloud backup
IT departments are embracing cloud backup, but there’s a lot you need to know before choosing a service provider. Learn all the critical things you need to know.
Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Backing up Big Data
Solving backup challenges and “protect everything from everywhere,” as we move into the era of big data management and the adoption of BYOD.
Consolidation: The Foundation for IT Business Transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?