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.