We’ve seen our share of consumers gone wrong, people who rob banks and maybe get caught, maybe don’t. But never before have we seen someone risk their dinner during a heist. A woman accused of robbing a bank in Michigan got away with a heist recently by claiming she had a bomb in a bag. In no world is spaghetti sauce an explosive device, unless maybe Gallagher and his mallet are involved.
The Detroit Press says a woman in her 60s placed a cloth bag on the counter of a bank and demanded the teller hand over money, claiming she had a bomb in the bag.
“It did look like there was a hard object in there,” said a police lieutenant. “But it was folded over so you couldn’t see what was inside.”
As a matter of procedure, Michigan State Police’s bomb squad scanned the bag after the woman got away with an unspecified amount of dough and bank employees left the bank.
Although it was only a couple cans of spaghetti sauce — no doubt leaving the bank robber a bit hungrier at dinner time — cops have to act on the “better safe than sorry” principle whenever someone claims to have a bomb.
No one was injured by any of the sauce, and cops say they have a pretty good lead on a suspect. Perhaps by following a trail of garlic bread crumbs.
Police: Woman used spaghetti sauce, not bomb, to rob Clinton Township bank [Detroit Free Press]