Tuesday, July 20, 2010

What's the Difference Between This Guy and Obama?

At least this guy brings flowers when he steals from people.
This bandit came armed to disarm bank tellers -- with a bouquet of flowers.

The chrome-domed thief packed a romantic assortment of fresh flowers instead of a weapon when he pulled a heist at a Chelsea bank last week, using the sweet-smelling buds to hide a note ordering the teller to fork over a different kind of green, police said.

The budding thief was spotted just before 9 a.m. Thursday pacing up and down the sidewalk in front of the Bank of Smithtown on Seventh Avenue at 18th Street -- clutching his blooming bouquet like an anxious suitor -- before entering and giving a quick nod to the financial institution's in-house greeter, police said.

The perp had his colorful flowers wrapped in pink tissue, a tasteful arrangement that any woman would be happy to receive.

The suspect, dressed in jeans and a blue T-shirt, then made a beeline for the teller.

He held his bouquet with his left hand while removing a stickup note attached to the flowers with his right.

"Give me all your hundreds, fifties -- don't be a hero," he snipped to the worker, still holding the flowers like a loving Valentine's Day offering.

The clerk handed over $440, a police source said -- in a bundle with a dye pack.

With his money in hand, the bouquet bandit dumped his floral array on the teller's counter and fled.

It's unclear if the dye pack detonated.
Let's hope it didn't. The Justice Department would probably file a civil rights suit against the bank.

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