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The skinny: Robber develops loyalty program with N.Y. bank

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Robber develops loyalty program with N.Y. bank

The man that robbed the Sovereign Bank in New York City on Monday got away with $2,258. It is unclear whether he was unhappy with that amount or if he just had a really good time, but either way, on Tuesday, he showed up again, cut in line — kind of rude — and asked for all the money. That day he walked out with about $14,000. So bank employees had to feel pretty safe going to work on Wednes . . . wait, seriously? There he is again! By now, the bank had the drill down, and he walked out with $10,002. The difference this time, and this was just a coincidence: There were two police officers outside as he left. The New York Post reports that Charles Burnett, 29, was arrested and charged with three counts of robbery. "Same guy, three days in a row," said teller Danielle Stephens. "Obviously he wanted to get caught. He didn't seem like he was all there."

Man directs his castigation at pants

Police in Ridley Park, Pa., were called to the home of Leonard Worby at lunchtime on Tuesday on reports that there was some indecent exposure going on on the porch there, according to the Philadelphia Daily News. Callers reported that a man was committing acts that for all the world appeared autoerotic in nature. At least from a distance, and that was the only way people wanted to see it. When police got there, Worby, 44, explained that it was all a big misunderstanding and that he was just "having some problems with my pants," according to police. Officers had some problems with that explanation and arrested him.

Traffic accidents

Woman picks odd time to burn hair

After a five-car accident in a residential area of Toronto late Wednesday, a woman in one of the cars was able to walk away. That's the best way to get away from an accident, so that was good. But what was weird was where she walked to. She walked directly to a nearby house, which was not hers, and walked in. Then she lit a burner on the stove and tried to ignite her hair, reports the Toronto Star. For whatever reason, that didn't work. When police arrived, she was outside using a lighter to try to do the job. No one has any idea why. She had minor injuries. Two other drivers were hospitalized.

Working in liquor control should help

Tyrribea Flood of West Mifflin, Pa., was arrested on a charge of drunken driving on Thursday evening in downtown Pittsburgh, reports WTAE-TV. No one was hurt, so that's good. In fact, it was hardly notable, except that Flood works for the state police, in the Liquor Control Enforcement office. It probably comes up in meetings there that you shouldn't do that.

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

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