Old school robbery gone wrong…

What does a 70 year old man, a 50 year old non-working handgun, a bandanna, a grocery bag and a local bank add up to? Prison time:

Police say a 70-year-old man told them he tried to solve his financial problems with a grocery bag, bandanna and a 50-year-old handgun that doesn’t work.

Instead, Donald Cesare is in the Erie County Prison on federal bank robbery charges stemming from a holdup Thursday at the First National Bank in Millcreek Township. – [Yahoo/AP]

Now obviously, this guy was desperate. Seriously, who tries to hold up a bank with a 50 year old, non functioning firearm? But he seems like a nice guy. Probably didn’t really want to hurt anybody. Even wanted to apologize to the teller.

Pity he couldn’t figure out a better way to deal with his financial woes. If I had a broken, 50 year old hand gun, and nothing to do, I’d hold up a bingo hall. “Please put your left hand in the air, and with your right hand, slowly pass all of your bingo cards forward…” That would be totally cool…

Man, 70, charged in Pa. bank holdup – [Yahoo/AP]


2 Responses to “Old school robbery gone wrong…”

  1. November 16, 2007 at 4:37 pm

    Poor guy. But then again, my dad was once taken to jail after he went into a bank with a gun and it fell out. He said he was just holding it (in his pants) for safety, but . . . we were a little concerned.

    Was that a weird comment? I’m not sure.

  2. November 16, 2007 at 8:41 pm


    Actually I found that rather disappointingly normal… I happen know lots of people who go to banks with a gun in their pants. Hmmm.

    Actually, now that I think about it, maybe that is weird. Or I’ve been spending too much time reading your blog…

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