Bank Robber Foiled by ... Lousy Handwriting

Man channels Woody Allen, writes note that teller can't read

By John Johnson,  Newser Staff

Posted Nov 17, 2011 1:18 PM CST

(Newser) – A would-be bank robber in Wheeling, West Virginia, needs to put Woody Allen's Take the Money and Run in his Netflix queue. Police say a man passed a note to a teller, but she couldn't decipher it and thought it was a joke, reports WTOV. "It took her a little while to realize the individual was demanding money through this note," says the police chief. "When she passed the note back to him, he became frustrated and left the bank." He remains at large. (Same thing happened to Allen's character. Among other things, his reference to his "gun" looked like "gub." See the clip at left.)

This kind of note would work better for criminals with bad handwriting.
This kind of note would work better for criminals with bad handwriting.   (Shutterstock)
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