THEY LIVE AMONGST US
CHICAGO (Reuters) - That was easy.
A bank robber behind the wheel of his car on Tuesday sent a note through a vacuum tube to the teller at the drive-through window at a branch of Chicago's LaSalle Bank and the teller obliged, returning an undisclosed amount of cash, police said.
The exchange was completed through the bank's pneumatic tube communications system, in which canisters are passed back and forth between motorist and teller.
The FBI said it was investigating the drive-through theft.
JB here: A friend of mine earlier today sent me a funny e-mail detailing other stupidities. I wonder if there is actually a bank teller so inept that she responds to a hold-up note not realizing that the robber in his car can't actually shoot her -- or anybody else for that matter. But I'm afraid there is a bank teller out there is who is at least "one burrito short of a combo meal." sigh