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Crime tip: When robbing a bank don’t leave your name and address

Authorities say a Cary [Illinois] man escaped a Chicago bank heist Friday with nearly $400 cash. But he also left something behind: A pay stub listing his name and address.

Now Thomas Infante, 40, is facing a federal bank robbery charge alleging he held up the Fifth Third Bank at 4071 W. Lawrence Ave. by handing over a note implying he had a weapon and threatening harm if his demands were not met.

…After receiving $397 cash, the robber fled, leaving behind the note which had been written on the back of a pay stub that had been torn in half. Investigators later discovered the other half of the pay stub, listing Infante’s name and Cary address, just outside the bank’s front doors “apparently discarded by Infante as he was fleeing,” the FBI said.

via Daily Herald

December 29, 2008 Posted by | Dumb Crook | Comments Off on Crime tip: When robbing a bank don’t leave your name and address

You’re outta here!!

Footballer David Pratt has written his name in the record books for the wrong reasons after getting the world’s fastest-ever red card.

The 21-year-old striker for non-league Chippenham was sent off after three seconds for a lunge at Bashley’s Christopher Knowles, 22, reports The Sun.

Bashley boss Steve Riley said: “It was a potential leg-breaker.”

via three seconds.

December 29, 2008 Posted by | Dumb Stuff | , | Comments Off on You’re outta here!!

What’s up, Mom?


A holiday gift arrived early at the Roger Williams Park Zoo [Providence, RI] last week. It was delivered neither by Santa nor by stork, but by a Masai giraffe named Sukari.

…So the announcement might read: Sukari, 15, and Griffin, 19, are the parents of Baby -?-, born about 6:30 p.m., Dec. 22, 2008, weighing 90 to 95 pounds and measuring 5 feet 6 inches.

via The Providence Journal.

December 29, 2008 Posted by | animals | Comments Off on What’s up, Mom?