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Stupid Criminal Tricks
Posted by: McQ on Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Sometimes you just have to wonder:
A man robbing a bank demanded the money by writing a note on one of his own checks, authorities say.

Not surprisingly, he was caught soon afterward.

Forest Kelly Bissonnette, 27, apparently tried to cover his name on the check, then handed the note to a teller Sept. 5 at the Bank of the West in Englewood, according to authorities.

"We could still make it out even though he blacked it out," FBI agent Rene VonderHaar said. Nearly $5,000 was taken.
Spur of the moment decision? No other writing paper available? Just plain stupid?

Yeah, I go with the latter.

Sheesh.
 
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That reminds me of a tale of a criminal who goes into a bank to rob it and realizes he doesn’t have a note so he writes one on the back of a blank deposit slip. He then realizes that he’d be on camera writing on the slip so he leaves to go to another bank.

When he reaches a teller at bank B, the teller assumes according to the atrocious grammar and handwriting that this thief is not the sharpest tool in the shed and informs him she cannot accept the stickup note because it’s on a slip from another bank.

Dejected, the guy leaves and is caught shortly after.

The more stories like yours I hear, the less I doubt mine is just an urban legend.
 
Written By: Robb Allen
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using "latter" to refer to an item in a list of three? tsk, tsk.

oh yeah, criminals are REALLY dumb.
 
Written By: Francis
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The origin, perhaps, of the phrase ’don’t let your mouth write checks your @ss can’t cash’.
 
Written By: timactual
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Francis opines -
using "latter" to refer to an item in a list of three? tsk, tsk.
Whereas the dictionary indicates -
1.Being the second of two persons or things mentioned: Between captain and major, the latter is the higher rank. See Usage Note at former2.
2. Near or nearer to the end: the latter part of the book.
3. Further advanced in time or sequence; later: a style that has been revived in latter times.
Francis, you pick interesting hills to plant your flag and die....
must be the view, it sure as hell isn’t the defensive potential of the position.
This grammatical useage was just a really really really stupid place to pick a fight.

 
Written By: looker
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must be the view, it sure as hell isn’t the defensive potential of the position.
Oh god looker - milk on my monitor. Thanks.
 
Written By: meagain
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Heh - "Useage" - yeah, that’s me, Doktar Gud Spelur.
Just a cascade of fine grammer here.
Critic - Critique thyself!


Meagin - sorry, on the bright side no scotch wasted!

 
Written By: looker
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Also...
"Its use to mean ’the last-mentioned of three or more’ is common, but is considered incorrect by some because latter means ’later’ rather than ’latest.’"
Few things are a bigger waste of time - or more annoying - than pointing out grammatical errors on a blog, esp. when it’s not even an error.

 
Written By: Grimshaw
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"Its use to mean ’the last-mentioned of three or more’ is common, but is considered incorrect by some because latter means ’later’ rather than ’latest.’"
Few things are a bigger waste of time - or more annoying - than pointing out grammatical errors on a blog, esp. when it’s not even an error.
You sir, have never been to Fark.com where interminable debates were, are, and will be raised concerning whether or no a particular usage of the "Irony" tag was appropriate. Never have words and situations been so parsed, and so many definitions and useages of "irony" thrown about. Blogs were MADE for nit-picking, pettifogging debates of just this nature. You, may conceive of the Internet as a vast and wonderful tool desinged to increase Enlightenement and connection amonst and between differing peoples, but truly it is all about parsing the meaning of "is." Well that and really neat photo’s of hawt chic’s all nude and stuff....
 
Written By: Joe
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Ohhhhhhhhh - pettifogging!

How about pettifogging with hawt nude chics!

Clearly I’m detracting from the serious nature of this conversation.



 
Written By: looker
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How about pettifogging with hawt nude chics!

I believe in certain states it’s still illegal to pettifog with nude chic’s, teh hawt or otherwise.....
 
Written By: Joe
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I am not worthy of fark.com, but somehow I’ll try to maintain a sense of self-worth.
 
Written By: Grimshaw
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Hi,

A check of criminal checks is standard procedure when
due diligence research is conducted on individuals. Access to criminal records is a powerful tool for protecting your business and family. However, checking criminal records is something of a specialty in itself, and most human resources personnel are not qualified to conduct thorough checks. Making it contractual to regularly check staff for criminal records is one way of ensuring employees does not slip through the net.
 
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