Woman Halts Bank Robber— By Crashing Into His Car
'It was easy,' says Tina Gleim
By Matt Cantor, Newser User
Posted Apr 26, 2014 2:10 PM CDT
A screenshot from ABC 27 video of Tina Gleim.   (ABC 27 Video)

(Newser) – A Pennsylvania woman was visiting a local bank when a shaking teller told her a robber had just fled. Tina Gleim decided to do something about it: She drove her truck right into the suspect's car, ABC 27 reports. "I thought, 'I can't stop him any other way, I might as well hit him,'" she tells the York Dispatch. "I saw an opportunity that I could stop a criminal from getting away with it." No one was hurt in the parking-lot crash. "It was easy," Gleim says, though her truck took $2,000 in damage.

After a quarter mile, the suspect's SUV wouldn't go any farther. Following a search, police busted Alexis Laskowski, 38. He's admitted to robbing four other banks, police say. Police are applauding Gleim's "courage," the Dispatch notes, but they're also warning that it's not a great idea for citizens to take dangerous matters into their own hands.

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Apr 27, 2014 1:25 PM CDT
Not the sharpest tool in the shed but a tool there is no doubt. She just saw an opportunity to take out her anger.
Apr 27, 2014 1:16 PM CDT
What a dummy. Why does she care? Banks are insured against loss.
Apr 27, 2014 12:28 PM CDT
Next time just get the license plate number and forego the demolition derby antics.