Sunday, September 12, 2010

Someone who gave it a lot of thought, but not enough

Sometimes the bad guys just don't think their capers all the way through.
A suspect using a front-end loader hauled away a bank's automated teller machine, but police said the man ran away when an officer spotted him.

The man drove up to the ATM at the Capital One bank at Ingram and Hwy. 151 on what police said was a possibly stolen front-end loader.

Investigators said the man smashed down the structure holding the ATM, scooped the machine into the tractor's bucket and started to drive away.

But officers then showed up at the bank. They said they saw the man driving the front-end loader and the ATM out of the parking lot.

Police said their officers followed the man as he drove the loader into a weed-covered field. But the man's escape attempt fizzled when the loader got stuck in mud.
(from KSAT-12)

The burglar got away, but I have a feeling he will get caught for this, or some other, crime before too long.


Pam said...

I'm surprised you haven't posted about the Violin Mugger. He mugged a Clark student while he was walking down De Zavala demanded his violin, but didn't take the kids cash. Then later was caught because his car caught on fire on IH35.

It caused a lock down at Clark. When I first heard about it, after I got a call from the school saying the emergency was over (What emergency?) and found out a mugger stole a violin, I figured the kid had to be making it up!

Albatross said...

I missed it until just now. Don't worry, a post is forthcoming.