Man Robs Citizen's Bank Disguised As A Tree

A man robbed a Citizen’s Bank in Manchester, New Hampshire dressed as a tree, according to the Union Leader. His clothing has been described as “adorned with tree branches held on by duct tape,” and it was noted that “His short, dark hair and mustache were clearly visible between the leaves.”

The paper sent a reporter to the man’s address where residents “laughed about the incident” but “refused to discuss it.”

He did not use a weapon and has been charged with one count of robbery.

Police rake in leafy robbery suspect
[Union Leader via BoingBoing]
(Photo: Bank Surveillance Footage)


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  1. Thrust says:

    And THIS boys and girls is why drugs are bad, M’kay?

  2. Detective Bunk says:

    Number one, the Larch. The Larch.

  3. pine22 says:

    wow, fission mailed

  4. For once, it’s not the South!

  5. ptkdude says:

    “If you were a tree, what kind of tree would you be?”

  6. Uriel says:

    I suppose they deserved it then.

  7. B says:

    Too be fair, when he’s out hunting with his buddies, dressing like a tree is good camouflage. Nice to see my home state represented in Consumerist.

  8. Sucko-T says:

    That guy stole some green alright, I wonder if he robbed multiple branches. I bet the tellers had a stumped look on their face when they saw him. It looks like they just let him leave.

  9. javi0084 says:

    Money doesn’t grow on trees.

  10. tvh2k says:

    1550 Elm Street, lol.

  11. lucky_you says:

    Ironically, his getaway car was a rock.

  12. madktdisease says:

    “Coldwell was charged with one count of robbery after answering questions at the police station, Capt. Dick Tracy said.”

    Man. Dick Tracy.

    I’d almost think this was made up except that I live in MA and it’s all over the local news here and up in NH. A winner is he.

  13. Dustbunny says:

    Wow, they apprehended him pretty fast. Did he leaf a deposit slip with his name on it at the bank?

  14. Optimistic Prime says:

    I’m not too surprised, banks have been robbing all of us disguised as legitimate businesses for years now.

  15. Hoss says:

    Gimme the money, this is a stick up?

  16. bleacheddecay says:

    Lame disguise much? Hey that’s nothing, some fool a few weeks ago put a pair of panties on his FACE and robbed a bank.

    You know in prison they are going to rag him (and worse no doubt)mercilessly about that, now donja?

    What idiots. The fine art of bank robbing and disguises is in the toilet folks!

  17. Grrrrrrr, now with two buns made of bacon. says:

    Well, it is New Hampshire after all, and it’s easier to dress as a tree than a slab of granite.

    The suspect robbed a branch office on Elm Street. The robber didn’t stick around, didn’t leaf any clues, and police are stumped.

    Police dogs are at the scene lumbering around and barking, and local residents are rooting to see the suspect captured. Police, however, are stumped.

  18. Lacclolith says:

    @DetectiveBunk: Holy hell, I’ve never laughed this hard at a user comment before. Nice Flying Circus reference. |: )

  19. ReccaSquirrel says:

    I heard about this one a lot today. Might have something to do with what Bank I work for. *whistles innocently*

  20. kracer22 says:

    Can’t wait to see the video of this on World’s Dumbest Criminals