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Discussion in 'Off-topic' started by Sharky, Jul 11, 2007.

  1. Sharky

    Sharky Active Member

    Customer Tackles Atlanta Bank Robber

    POSTED: 5:41 pm EDT July 10, 2007
    UPDATED: 5:35 am EDT July 11, 2007

    ATLANTA -- Timothy Armstead came to the Washington Mutual Bank on Candler Road Tuesday afternoon to try and find out how someone stole $100 from his account. Then, someone tried to steal $2,000 from the bank. Armstead said there was too much stealing going on so he jumped into action.

    “The guy said he was going to blow up the building. I really didn’t understand because I thought it was a joke,†said Armstead.

    He soon found out it was no joking manner. Police said a man was in the process of robbing the bank.

    Officials said the suspect brought a fire extinguisher in the bank and told a bank employee it was a bomb. Police said the man demanded $2,000 and said he wanted it in 50’s.

    “He started giving a verbal countdown, I guess yelling inside the bank, ‘You got 5 minutes,’ said Michael Payne with the DeKalb County Police Department.

    After the bank employee gave the suspect the money, he began to walk out and that’s when Armstead tackled the man.

    “I just brought him down to the ground and told him not to move,†said Armstead.

    Armstead, a former Marine, held the suspect down until police arrived. He said the man did not put up a fight, even when Armstead chastised him for making a bad decision.

    “I just told him it was a very stupid decision and now you get to spend 20 years of your life just for taking some money,†said Armstead.

    The fire extinguisher wasn’t a bomb, but officers weren’t taking any precautions and had fire trucks in the area.

    Officers had no explanation for why the suspect only wanted $2,000.
  2. USMC - Retired

    USMC - Retired Active Member

    Thanks! Love these kind of stories myself!

  3. Malum Prohibitum

    Malum Prohibitum Moderator Staff Member

  4. tace

    tace New Member

    OK, Candler road, so he was high and thought $2000 was a magic amount. Like the magic 'shrooms he inhaled earlier.


    Love my part of town, huh ;)
  5. Macktee

    Macktee New Member

    I saw this on the evening news. Interesting story. The dumb ass who thought he was a bank robber is a sorta low life looking trailer trash white guy and the ex-jar head is a nice, clean-cut looking black guy. Cool!

    Unfortunately, it was the only story I saw on the evening news about dumb ass crooks where the guy (or guys) in handcuffs wasn't (weren't) black. Which isn't so cool.....

  6. Claire

    Claire New Member