Thursday, September 9, 2010

"Good Samaritan thwarts Wis. bank robbery attempt"

"ST. FRANCIS, Wis. — A good Samaritan has thwarted a bank robbery in Wisconsin by jumping on an armed man.

"The Associated Bank's surveillance video shows the man at a counter when the masked robber carrying a gun rushes to a teller at the bank in St. Francis at about 1 p.m. Wednesday.

"Within five seconds, the man approaches the robber from behind. A second later he puts his arm around the robber's neck and jumps on his back.

"The robber then tries to run with the man on his back."

In the story, the Police Chief says that "he appreciates the effort, but police don't want people intervening in robberies. He would rather bystanders be good witnesses."

I can understand that. But I have to admit that I like seeing the robbery foiled. Unfortunately, the bad guy got away.


Anonymous said...

Nice effort in trying to apprehend the creep, but next time, go for the crotch with the knee and kick or with the hand and squeeze. I doubt the creep would have been wearing a cup, and he sure as heck wouldn't be running too fast after that.

OrbsCorbs said...

Good idea, logjam.

SER said...

Hell yes, kick him in the peepee, slam him in the throat and pull one of his eyes out, they come out pretty easy.

kkdither said...

If you look closely, it looks as if the gun comes out of the guys hand and lands on the floor. Another patron just stands there.

I'm thinking, even though I HATE guns, it would have been an impulse to maybe pick up that gun to at least protect myself.