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The skinny: Girlfriend not in on, or down with robbery

NAg, nag, nag

Girlfriend not in on, or down with, robbery

Police say Otto McNab, 36, walked into a bank in Sugarloaf Township, Pa., at lunchtime on Monday, claimed to have a bomb and demanded a bag of cash. Cashiers rounded up $2,262, handed it to him, and he took off. Then he jumped in the getaway car, where his girlfriend was waiting. Problem: He hadn't told the girlfriend of his plan. She told him to march right back into the bank and give back that money this instant. So he did. They drove off, but police found them, and it's still a crime, even if you give it back. "Times are tough," McNab told the Citizen Voice of Wilkes-Barre. "You gotta do what you have to do to support your family." His girlfriend, if she still is, will not be charged.

Sleepy criminals

Intruders decide they're dead tired

Employees at Weaver's Funeral Home in Bristol, Tenn., called the cops when they came in to work at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday and saw bodies that weren't supposed to be there in two coffins. Most of the time, funeral home employees know about the bodies in coffins, so it can be pretty shocking when they didn't put them there. Turns out, these bodies belonged to two intruders, who were napping. By the time police showed up, one of the intruders had gotten away, but police caught Barrett Hartsock. Police said more than $9,000 in damage was done to the coffins.

Losing pants ruins a perfect crime

Police in Lincoln, Neb., were hot on the trail of the person that stole a 40-foot-long limo bus over the weekend. They got a really good tip when they learned that there was a 40-foot-long limo bus abandoned. The next really good tip came when they looked inside and saw a pair of jeans with Steven Hunter's wallet in them. And that Hunter lived around the corner from where the limo was found. For his part, Hunter says he doesn't remember driving the limo home, but the evidence is pretty good. Police guess that he passed out in the bus restroom and woke up inside. He was arrested while they sort out the particulars.

Driver's ed

There is a wrong way to teach things

It is a good thing for driving instructors to teach students about the potential perils of driving under the influence. One method of teaching this valuable lesson, though, is not stopping at the Olive Garden in Coralville, Iowa, during the driving lesson and buying the students some wine before they go back on the road. There is no accredited curriculum that includes that. Not even if the students are 14 and 16. Wait, especially if the students are 14 and 16. This scenario is not necessarily as hypothetical as it sounds, as a criminal complaint has been filed against instructor Frederick Bindner, reports the Iowa City Press Citizen. He faces charges of providing alcohol to minors and could also lose his teaching license.

Compiled from Times wire services and other sources by staff writer Jim Webster, who can be reached at

The skinny: Girlfriend not in on, or down with robbery 08/23/11 [Last modified: Tuesday, August 23, 2011 9:08pm]
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