What was farce in Woody Allen’s 1969 film Take the Money and Run becomes, well, farce in real life — or as “real” as “real life” is these days: “Alleged Bank Robbery Foiled When Teller Can’t Read Holdup Note,” in Antioch, California:
Police say a man with every intention of robbing a Wells Fargo Bank, entered that establishment on Monday morning and approached a bank teller. Without saying a word, the man took out a note and handed it to the teller. The only problem was…the teller couldn’t read the note. According to police, the teller was unable to decipher the handwriting and then contacted her manager for assistance.
As the teller consulted with her manager, police say the suspect made a break for it, exiting the bank through the back door.
While the suspect likely has a limited career in robbery, his potential in show business seem to be unlimited.
(Via James Taranto.)