So a dude in Rochester tried to rob a Citizens Bank branch inside of a Giant Eagle (hsss!) twice.
“He showed the teller the note,” said DeLuca, “the teller said to the suspect ‘Is this a joke?’ And the suspect at that time made a hand gesture and exited the store.”
Okay. This guy tries to rob a bank and then gets scared off by the phrase, “Is this a joke?” That’s all it took? Next time someone tries to steal my purse, I’ll be all, “Is this a joke?!” and then as the guy is running away with my purse, ripping out tampons and wondering where the cash is (I DON’T CARRY CASH, PBTHH!), I’ll be calling after him in confusion, “Hey! I SAAAAID, ‘Is this a joke’!”
Last Friday, a man with a similar description walked up to a teller at the same bank and demanded money. In that case, the man got away with an undetermined amount of cash.
Let’s take a look at him on his first attempt.
Now it all makes sense. You’re a bank teller. A guy walks up wearing a ball cap with a big giant dollar sign in the middle and asks you to hand over some cash, hell yeah, I’d be all, “Is this a joke? Hah! You almost had me there. Would you like to open a checking account today? You’ll get a $25 gas card! Have a butterscotch while I get the paperwork. You, funny guy, you.”
On his second attempt:
He changes his hat and score! Money!
It’s nice to see we live in a world where criminals can learn from their mistakes.