Friday, October 28, 2005

They tried to rob a bank................from the drive-through.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Police said a man and two women tried to hold up a downtown bank about noon Wednesday, but instead of going inside the bandits went to the drive-through window.

Detectives say Bonita Clark, 45, Marise Marshall, 32, and Mary Thompson, 47, are accused of the attempted robbery after they pulled up to a window at the Bank of America on West State Street and sent the teller a note demanding cash.

Instead of sending out the money, the teller simply called police. Officers quickly pulled over the car and the three were arrested without incident.

Police say the trio never really had a chance.

"Because they're behind bullet proof glass, they're in a drive-through ... there's no way," Jacksonville Sheriff's Office Sgt. Mike Powers said. "So these aren't our smartest criminals ... no, they're not the sharpest tools in the shed."

Because drugs were found in the car, police say the three now face both felony robbery and drug charges and could spend years behind bars.



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Drugs? Let me guess, Crack.