Cops: Babysitter Takes Kids Along for Bank Robbery

She claimed there was a man threatening to hurt them
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted May 17, 2016 10:39 AM CDT
Cops: Babysitter Takes Kids Along for Bank Robbery
Rachel Einspahr   (Weld County Sheriff's Office)

Apparently the Babysitters Club turned into more of a Babysitters Gang as they got older. The Coloradoan reports a 28-year-old babysitter allegedly used the two children she was taking care of to rob a bank Friday in Severance. Authorities say Rachel Einspahr pulled up to the drive-thru at the Colorado East Bank & Trust and used the vacuum tube to send a note to the teller. The note claimed there was a man in her SUV who was threatening to hurt her kids if she didn't get money for him, reports the AP.

"The bank teller, under the assumption that lives were in danger, gave her $500," NBC News quotes a sheriff's offices statement as saying. The SUV was found by authorities soon after the incident, and two suspects were detained. The sheriff's office says there was never actually a man in the SUV, and it's unclear who the second person detained was. Einspahr was arrested on suspicion of robbery and child abuse. The children were not harmed. (More weird crimes stories.)

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