Sunday, December 21, 2008

Nothing to it?

Eric Manson says he never uses a gun when he robs a bank. He says he doesn't need one.

Sometimes he doesn't even raise his voice.

With icy calmness, he asks the teller to change a bill. He announces his intentions only when the cash drawer opens.

"I just . . . say, 'This is a robbery,' " he explained, clasping his hands together.

"I don't want to scare anybody, I don't want to hurt anyone."

Most tellers comply.
This guy robbed eighty (80) banks and came away with a whopping cumulative total of $30,000. I think it's safe to say that he wasn't very good. Here's why:

He's been caught three times in the past 15 years - but never in the act.

In 1993, he confessed to 41 heists in Los Angeles and served four years of a five-year sentence. In 1997, he served 10 years for two robberies in Pennsylvania.

"I don't know if they're trying to make it easy, but there's really nothing to it," boasts the bald bandit, his hulking 6-foot, 200-pound frame draped in a gray prison jumpsuit.
Well...apparently there is something to it, or this guy wouldn't be sporting the winter gray jumpsuit ensemble...would he? The problem is that the idiots on the Bench keep letting this festering piece of waste outside to do it again.