Bank Thief's Weird Object of Choice: Small Door Rugs

But he allegedly got away with it dozens of times in NYC

By John Johnson,  Newser Staff

Posted Oct 26, 2013 10:09 AM CDT

(Newser) – If the allegations are true, then 55-year-old Willie Footman might have pulled off more successful bank heists than anyone in history. Except, as the New York Times explains, he never stole money—only the rugs inside bank doors around New York City. "Thirty-seven incidents," says a spokesperson for JPMorgan Chase. Footman, who finally got arrested earlier this year, admits some of the thefts to reporter Michael Wilson and says he sold the rugs to local bodegas for $30 apiece. A stolen debit card finally did him in. Click for the full, entertaining story.

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