We must ban.................TORCHES........

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    We must ban.................TORCHES........

    http://www.adn.com/news/alaska/crime...-8585080c.html

    Flaming torch used in daylight bank heist

    A man swinging a flaming torch robbed a Fairview bank Monday afternoon, threatening to set fire to people and burn down the building if his demands weren't met.

    Late Monday, law enforcement authorities were still looking for the masked robber who made off with an undisclosed amount of money.

    The man stormed the Alaska USA Federal Credit Union branch at Seventh Avenue and Juneau Street at about 3:45 p.m., waving the homemade torch -- a T-shirt tied around a yard-long metal pole and set afire, said FBI spokesman Eric Gonzalez. He yelled at customers to get down on the floor.

    Customers scattered and were able to flee the bank. The robber threatened to burn the teller before the teller handed over the money, Gonzalez said, and then fled on foot.....
    He must have stopped in on his way to Frankenstein's castle to meet with the rest of the villagers..............

    (note to bank guard: Ever heard of a fire extinguisher?)
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    Ummmm.......now that is a new one. How many bong hits do you have to do before you decide to use a flaming torch to rob a bank with? Truth is definitely stranger than fiction.
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    OOOO, a real scorcher of a news story.

    He's a real bright one, isn't he?

    Right out of the middle ages.

    I need more sleep. I should go to bed now.
    eschew obfuscation

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    I knew those Gieko cavemen were criminals.
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    They are left in full possession of them."

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    Quote Originally Posted by USPnTX View Post
    Ummmm.......now that is a new one. How many bong hits do you have to do before you decide to use a flaming torch to rob a bank with? Truth is definitely stranger than fiction.
    Dunno, but he was definitely a flaming idiot!
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    "Sure, As long as the machines are workin' and you can call 911. But you take those things away, you throw people in the dark, and you scare the **** out of them; no more rules...You'll see how primitive they can get."
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    Did you ever see the one video where the guy tried to rob a gas station with a butane torch. The clerk pulled a baseball bat out and kicked his butt. One of the funiest robbery vids Ive ever seen.

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    The teller should have pulled a fire extinguisher...

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    Quote Originally Posted by retsupt99 View Post
    The teller should have pulled a fire extinguisher...

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    And then the rest of the staff and patrons could have given him the "Richard Reed Treatment"...



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    Funny as it seems , he apparently got away with it .

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