Veteran criminal Nathan Pugh, 49, walked in to a Wells Fargo bank in Dallas and presented his holdup note to a teller — claiming to have a “bom.”
The teller told Pugh that she could not release large amounts of money without proper ID and convinced Pugh to turn over both a Texas state ID card and his Wells Fargo debit card, both in his own name.
Police arrived just as Pugh was leaving and after an attempt to grab a hostage, he was arrested.
He even failed with the hostage — a woman carrying a child — who still managed to take Pugh to the floor.
Are we sure
we want to
be like them?
More British local council wisdom:
• Nottinghamshire County Council recently refused, for the third time, to issue a disabled-parking permit to British Army Cpl. Johno Lee, whose right leg was amputated below the knee following an explosion in Iraq.
Lee said a staff member told him he was “young” and that his situation “might get better.”
• The Romford council’s housing administrator ruled that, notwithstanding sweltering temperatures and kids’ summer vacations, vinyl wading pools were prohibited — as safety hazards, in that firefighters could possibly trip over them if responding to emergencies.
(Send your Weird News to Chuck Shepherd, P.O. Box 18737, Tampa Fla. 33679 or go to www.newsoftheweird.com.)