Bank robber leaves pay stub at scene of blag
How not to write a threatening note
Criminal mastermind Thomas Infante's bank-robbing days look to be over after he wrote a threatening note on the back of a pay stub and then left it at the scene of the heist - helpfully providing the FBI with his name and home address.
According to the Chicago Tribune, 40-year-old Infante last Friday handed the written demand, scribbled on half of the pay stub, to a teller in a Fifth Third Bank in Chicago. It read: "Be Quick Be Quit. Give your cash or I'll shoot."
Having relieved the bank of around $400, Infante left the note which was subsequently matched to the other half of the stub he'd dropped outside the bank. FBI spokesman Ross Rice admitted: "It's fairly unusual that we see something that specifically stupid." ®
Unusual. It only happens every other month in the US (apparently robber apprentices there are told by TV shows that it's safer to write your threats instead of voicing them). The Darwin Award website is full of that kind of stuff (though not in the main section).
But why did he insist that the teller should quit ??
Was that why he only got $400: because she gave him a little then walked out?
Dumb or stupid
I bet the letter had sweaty DNA evidence all over it too. Just in case they need to prove it was him even further!