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(Chron)   ProTip: If you are a cop and you rob a bank it's not a good idea to hit the one where you work security as they might recognize you   (chron.com ) divider line
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2009-03-25 12:04:27 PM  
FTA: He then demanded that the tellers only take cash from the bottom drawers behind the counter.

Thanks for the tip!
 
2009-03-25 12:16:40 PM  
Poll's done.
Thread over.
 
2009-03-25 12:23:57 PM  
And then the dumbass went and put the money in the bank? You idiot. If you find/steal a large chunk of cash, you use that to buy groceries/prescriptions/gasoline and use the money from your job to pay the bills you can't easily pay in cash.
 
2009-03-25 12:57:27 PM  
FTA: "But at the end of the day we will police ourselves."

So they're the Coast Guard, too?
 
2009-03-25 01:00:44 PM  
Ah, Houston's finest. I generally have great respect for the boys in blue, but the ones here in Houston are something else...
 
2009-03-25 01:00:55 PM  
Keep the tips coming! Fark makes bank robbery seem like a good idea.
 
2009-03-25 01:01:04 PM  
FTA:Tindall deposited $5,000 in cash in his account at another bank near his home. Between Aug. 11 and Sept. 16, he deposited a total of $10,900 in that bank.

I'm surprised he just didn't open up an account right then and there.
 
2009-03-25 01:01:53 PM  

"He left with $28,672 and drove away in a late-model silver Chevrolet Malibu that had been rented from Enterprise Rent-a-Car."


For some reason I thought out of all the criminals a cop would be the kind that would avoid making any stupid mistakes (discounting the fact that he already made the stupid mistake of trying to commit a crime).

 
2009-03-25 01:02:56 PM  
Did he get a free toaster?
 
2009-03-25 01:03:38 PM  
www.portfolio.com

I spend all my time chasing guys like you around the block; that's my life.
 
2009-03-25 01:03:54 PM  
Protip: 4Chan is that way.
 
2009-03-25 01:04:02 PM  

MrBurns: FTA:Tindall deposited $5,000 in cash in his account at another bank near his home. Between Aug. 11 and Sept. 16, he deposited a total of $10,900 in that bank.

I'm surprised he just didn't open up an account right then and there.


Don't be silly; he was in a hurry.
 
2009-03-25 01:04:55 PM  
Tindall deposited $5,000 in cash in his account at another bank near his home. Between Aug. 11 and Sept. 16, he deposited a total of $10,900 in that bank.

raoworld.files.wordpress.com
 
2009-03-25 01:05:17 PM  
so he robbed it in August 2008, they immediately recognized him as the robber the next day after going through video - but they arrest him 7 months later?

"But at the end of the day we will police ourselves."

indeed
 
2009-03-25 01:07:41 PM  
And to think that people say that cops are stupid and think they're above the law!
 
2009-03-25 01:09:12 PM  
Yeah, doesnt seem that they were in any great hurry to arrest one of their own. Date of the robbery was missing, but the deposits are from like 8 months ago.
WTF
 
hej
2009-03-25 01:09:54 PM  

acronym: so he robbed it in August 2008, they immediately recognized him as the robber the next day after going through video - but they arrest him 7 months later?

"But at the end of the day we will police ourselves."

indeed


Did he keep working there as a security guard until his arrest?
 
2009-03-25 01:13:45 PM  
I'm pretty sure he robbed thank off-duty, you assholes. He did his job correctly when he had the badge on. I don't care what he does in his off time.

/am I doing it right?
 
2009-03-25 01:15:13 PM  

VinceCCSP: I'm pretty sure he robbed thank off-duty, you assholes. He did his job correctly when he had the badge on. I don't care what he does in his off time.

/am I doing it right?


No, you are supposed to do it the other way..."All cops should die! Die I say! There are no good cops anywhere!"
 
2009-03-25 01:16:01 PM  
Wanted for questioning:

www.calendarlive.com

/Nothing is obscure on Fark.
 
2009-03-25 01:16:32 PM  
Uhm, note to Subby, and anyone else who is thinking of using it: The "protip" thing?

Not Funny.
Not funny in anyway shape or form.


Carry on.
 
2009-03-25 01:18:01 PM  

tonesskin: VinceCCSP: I'm pretty sure he robbed thank off-duty, you assholes. He did his job correctly when he had the badge on. I don't care what he does in his off time.

/am I doing it right?

No, you are supposed to do it the other way..."All cops should die! Die I say! There are no good cops anywhere!"


1% of cops make the other 99% of cops look bad. You never hear about the good things they do because it's not exciting enough to be on the news. I hope next time you need a cop, there won't be one there to help you.

/Hrm. Trolling cop threads is difficult. Which side do I chose?
 
2009-03-25 01:23:53 PM  

phikapmchugh: Ah, Houston's finest. I generally have great respect for the boys in blue, but the ones here in Houston are something else...


Not to interrupt the snark or anything, but this twit was Conroe PD.
 
2009-03-25 01:26:26 PM  

VinceCCSP: tonesskin: VinceCCSP: I'm pretty sure he robbed thank off-duty, you assholes. He did his job correctly when he had the badge on. I don't care what he does in his off time.

/am I doing it right?

No, you are supposed to do it the other way..."All cops should die! Die I say! There are no good cops anywhere!"

1% of cops make the other 99% of cops look bad. You never hear about the good things they do because it's not exciting enough to be on the news. I hope next time you need a cop, there won't be one there to help you.

/Hrm. Trolling cop threads is difficult. Which side do I chosechooze?


/pet peeve
 
2009-03-25 01:27:56 PM  
Probably because they didn't get him a rocking chair.

/obscure
 
2009-03-25 01:29:42 PM  

Goodfella: Probably because they didn't get him a rocking chair.

/obscure


Yeah, real farking obscure. What's next? Claiming that saying "boodogo!" is obscure?
 
2009-03-25 01:30:38 PM  
it's Conroe, i'm surprised this isn't more prevalent.
 
2009-03-25 01:35:41 PM  

VinceCCSP


I'm pretty sure he robbed thank off-duty, you assholes.
...

/am I doing it right?


Honestly I have no idea.
 
2009-03-25 01:36:46 PM  
www.film-forward.com
Unimpressed

/obscure?
//hot like South Africa
 
2009-03-25 01:39:20 PM  

skinink: "He left with $28,672 and drove away in a late-model silver Chevrolet Malibu that had been rented from Enterprise Rent-a-Car."

For some reason I thought out of all the criminals a cop would be the kind that would avoid making any stupid mistakes (discounting the fact that he already made the stupid mistake of trying to commit a crime).


Well, TFA makes no mention that they tracked him down that way. So he probably rented it with a fake ID. Which makes it unstupid.
 
2009-03-25 01:43:36 PM  

phikapmchugh: Ah, Houston's finest. I generally have great respect for the boys in blue, but the ones here in Houston are something else...


I'm no fan of HPD, but this guy was from Conroe PD. They're evern bigger dicks.
 
2009-03-25 01:46:09 PM  

Wodan11


Well, TFA makes no mention that they tracked him down that way. So he probably rented it with a fake ID. Which makes it unstupid.


Do you really think this nitwit had a fake driver's license AND a credit card with the same name??

(You need both to rent a car, you know.)
 
2009-03-25 01:48:24 PM  

Goodfella: Probably because they didn't get him a rocking chair.

/obscure


I'm sorry, seinfeld isn't obscure.
 
2009-03-25 02:03:18 PM  
That poor cop..

I bet that they punish him hard, probably 2 weeks suspension without pay.
 
2009-03-25 02:07:22 PM  
Probably cheated on his HS exit exams too.

My company has a psychologist come in to our SoCal offices twice a week. She's a PHD and a very nice lady. I help facilitate her presentations. Anyway, we've become workplace friends over the years. One day we are talking about work experiences and she went on to tell me about her 9 month at a the largest PD in our area. Most of these guys were wrecks according to her. Many of them were forced in to counseling in order to keep their jobs do to behavoural and conduct issues. Among the less haneous things she was willing to tell me about was the constant theft. According to her a large percentage of these 'officers' would steel anything that wasn't nailed down; from the locker-rooms (other officers); the evidence rooms; from civilians and criminal property alike. She couldn't take it and left after less than a year. I could see the look in her eyes and her breathing change when she went on about it. I really had no idea what it's like with these guys. I mean I have a retired PD uncle whoes a bit cracked, but damn - she seemed traumatized herself.

Just remember - you want to be courteous to police, but don't trust them - do not. The reason you want to be courteous is that they are less likely to take a big shiat on you - and get away with it.

I live in a town with low crime rate, I see the officers around town when they are off duty from time to time, and most seem friendly enough. But then, I've not been one of their customers in over 20 years so...
 
2009-03-25 02:07:41 PM  

phikapmchugh: Ah, Houston's finest. I generally have great respect for the boys in blue, but the ones here in Houston are something else...


Not Houston's finest, Conroe's finest (north of Houston, south of Huntsville) ... yep, proud resident of Conroe, TX
 
2009-03-25 02:10:30 PM  

SlashW: Not Houston's finest, Conroe's finest (north of Houston, south of Huntsville) ... yep, proud resident of Conroe, TX


My condolences.
 
2009-03-25 02:14:39 PM  
Hardly surprises me... It's not like you have to be a moral citizen to become a police officer. From my view, the vast majority of police officers (this doesn't include those who actually fight crime) are a bunch of scum bags on a power trip that think they are beyond the law.

I totally understand why some people who weren't blessed with intellect decide to become police officers, but couldn't you atleast try to make an honest living? (sorry, writing speeding tickets and busting people for pot crimes doesn't count)
 
2009-03-25 02:16:00 PM  

SlashW: phikapmchugh: Ah, Houston's finest. I generally have great respect for the boys in blue, but the ones here in Houston are something else...

Not Houston's finest, Conroe's finest (north of Houston, south of Huntsville) ... yep, proud resident of Conroe, TX


Willis and New Waverly do not like being forgotten.
 
2009-03-25 02:20:14 PM  
Protip: Use of this phrase multiplies your douche quotient by 10.
 
2009-03-25 02:20:29 PM  
If you didn't RTFA, just take a look at these excerpts. Never in the history of Fark have I PERSONALLY seen so much fail.

"Investigators say co-workers from the bank and the Police Department recognized Tindall as the thief on surveillance videotapes that captured the robbery"

fail.

"yelled at the tellers"

If you worked there, keep your voice down. fail.

"He then demanded that the tellers only take cash from the bottom drawers behind the counter"

he let on that he knew about the "bait bills". fail.

"He left with $28,672 and drove away in a late-model silver Chevrolet Malibu that had been rented from Enterprise Rent-a-Car"

GPS tracking, Enterprise cameras possible at the location where he rented the car...fail.

"Not only did the robber looked like Tindall
, but a teller recognized his voice"

bad writing by the author and the reason why you STFU if you worked there...fail.

"Ray and other officers said that they also recognized Tindall on the bank's surveillance tapes and some said they had seen him wear a helmet like the one the robber wore.
Tindall, they said, wore the helmet when he drove a go-cart sponsored by the Conroe Police Association"

EPIC farkING FAIL.


"he was listening to his hand-held police radio the day of the robbery. Authorities said it was unusual for it to be turned on because it was his day off"

...fail.

"Other evidence suggests Tindall came into a large sum of cash shortly after the robbery.

Tindall deposited $5,000 in cash in his account at another bank near his home. Between Aug. 11 and Sept. 16, he deposited a total of $10,900 in that bank"

Jesus. Farking. Christ that was a truly epic amount of fail. My head hurts...
 
2009-03-25 02:25:01 PM  

The Italian Farker: SlashW: phikapmchugh: Ah, Houston's finest. I generally have great respect for the boys in blue, but the ones here in Houston are something else...

Not Houston's finest, Conroe's finest (north of Houston, south of Huntsville) ... yep, proud resident of Conroe, TX

Willis and New Waverly do not like being forgotten.


Willis and New Waverly should do something to represent .. I bet there's a bank and a bored cop just waiting to make the news..
 
2009-03-25 02:32:37 PM  

Farknuck: Jesus. Farking. Christ that was a truly epic amount of fail. My head hurts.


As a resident of the general area, I can say that this happening in Conroe isn't surprising. Most of the stories you here from the F the police crowd on fark could easily come from that town.
 
2009-03-25 02:36:18 PM  
Noticed some folks ragging on the subby for using 'Protip.'

After having read the monumental amount of total failure in the article, I've got to believe that 'protip' was not only appropriate, but required.

Christ, that was one dumb motherfarker.
 
2009-03-25 03:44:03 PM  

MisterDoctor: Unimpressed

/obscure?
//hot like South Africa


'Stander' =great flick. Came to make this reference, was beaten to it.
 
2009-03-25 03:46:11 PM  
conroe used to be a nice place.

but that proves nothing, I used to be nice too

/or something like that cant remember the exact quote
 
2009-03-25 04:47:11 PM  
Glad to know my home town is doing well.
 
2009-03-25 06:23:56 PM  
One thing everyone in Houston knows, is that you don't F with cops. I moved here from Ohio and learned my lesson the hard way. Got thrown in jail with wife-beaters and thieves for not changing the address on my license. I kid you not!

There was an incident in Bellaire (inner city white suburb) where a cop shot this black guy in front of his house. The guy was an ex-MLB player and was basically sticking up for his mom after the cop shoved her up against their own garage! Thank god the kid lived, but I doubt they're going to seriously penalize the cop.
 
2009-03-25 07:05:28 PM  
is expected to be released on $100,000 bond later today, but with conditions.

Is this typical for accused bank robbers?

Arrested on Tuesday, Tindall is accused of stealing more than $28,000 from the First Bank of Conroe last August,

Took them eight months to arrest him even though they recognized him almost immediately...

(I'll leave it to someone else to do the "I hope they recovered all the $20K ... the bank will sure be glad to get their $15K back" routine)


He is charged with one count of bank robbery.

If he hadn't been a cop, the prosecutor would have piled on about 50 related charges covering every element of the crime, planning for the crime, and everything he did after the crime.
 
2009-03-25 11:00:40 PM  
I bet he gets off any takers.

Judge decides as a cop he did so much good and it would be harder for him in prison.
 
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