Thief gives cops the finger

If the allegations are true, then 55-year-old Willie Footman might have pulled off more successful bank heists than anyone in history. Except he has never stole money—only the rugs inside bank doors around New York City, 37 of them! Footman, admitted some of the thefts to reporter Michael Wilson and says he sold the rugs to local bodegas for $30 apiece. A stolen debit card finally did him in.  Kinda smart…who’s going to miss a rug?

Winter Garden Police say a man entered the gas station and asked a clerk for help, showed the cashier his revolver and then demanded he open the stores safe. When the clerk couldn’t make that happen, the robber ordered a second clerk to try. He was also unsuccessful. The suspect fired a round at one of the clerks and fled. The clerk got hit in his abdomen but his cell phone actually caught the bullet and stopped it from entering his body!  Police say the worker had no idea the bullet had hit his cellphone until he pulled it out of his shirt pocket.

fake fingerThis thief gave the police the finger. An air conditioning company employee told Glendale, AZ police someone tried to steal the copper wire from his truck. The spool of wire — worth more than $300 had been pulled out about 20 feet from the truck, and what appeared to be a cut off finger was caught in the wiring.  Police retrieved the finger as evidence, and forensic technicians were able to match the fingerprint to 29-year-old Joshua Allen Goverman. He was booked on suspicion of theft.

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