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(LA Times)   MR. MAGOO BANDIT CONTINUES TO TERRORIZE THE GREATEST CALIFORNIA AREA. What do you mean turn off my capslock key? THAT RUINS THE WHOLE JOKE, DOY   (latimesblogs.latimes.com) divider line 37
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2011-10-16 10:00:39 AM  
i164.photobucket.com

Doesn't see what you did there
 
2011-10-16 10:30:32 AM  
Aww, that's cute that you think your little corner of the world actually matters.
 
2011-10-16 11:25:02 AM  
How do you get the submit link tool to ignore capslock?
 
2011-10-16 11:26:46 AM  

dstanley: How do you get the submit link tool to ignore capslock?


Sadly, you can't anymore. They closed up every known loophole. I should submit a Farkback or satirical headline about this.
 
2011-10-16 11:31:06 AM  
Does anyone have a link to what the dye packets look like? I am not going to rob a bank but, how is it not detected by the thief?
 
2011-10-16 11:36:02 AM  

gopher321: Aww, that's cute that you think your little corner of the world actually matters.


It's even cuter that you think making douch baggy comments makes you seem cool.
/it doesn't
 
2011-10-16 11:41:15 AM  
Oh Magoo, you've done it again!
 
2011-10-16 11:47:58 AM  
"The Mr. Magoo bandit displays a calm demeanor, uses a note to demand money and warn against getting an explosive dye-pack..."

So why don't the tellers ignore the no explosive dye pack part? The things are deliberately made to be hard to spot as they're being loaded into the robber's bag.
 
2011-10-16 12:06:06 PM  
farm7.static.flickr.com
 
2011-10-16 12:06:39 PM  
Nyaahaaaa Magoo! You've done it again!
 
2011-10-16 12:06:50 PM  

Cloudchaser Sakonige the Red Wolf: So why don't the tellers ignore the no explosive dye pack part? The things are deliberately made to be hard to spot as they're being loaded into the robber's bag.


Because it's a dye pack, not a hand grenade. Although the cash and robber might be marked with dye, there's nothing stopping him from losing his shiat, coming back in, and killing everyone in the bank.
 
2011-10-16 12:14:46 PM  

Cloudchaser Sakonige the Red Wolf: "The Mr. Magoo bandit displays a calm demeanor, uses a note to demand money and warn against getting an explosive dye-pack..."

So why don't the tellers ignore the no explosive dye pack part? The things are deliberately made to be hard to spot as they're being loaded into the robber's bag.


Because if he has an accomplice or has hidden a bomb in the bank as retaliation and they put a dye pack in the bag and the thing goes off and he retaliates and people get hurt or killed then the bank faces a liability greater than if they just let the guy go with the money and their insurance probably has a disclaimer that won't cover that liability.

Average bank robbery only nets a couple of thousand bucks. That's literally peanuts to the bank. I'd imagine tellers are instructed to follow the robbers instructions in the way that best insures the greater safety of the staff and customers. This policy has probably been laid out by the bank's insurance company.

I know everybody always likes to think they'd go all Rambo if they were confronted by a robber/mugger/etc. But most of them just want to get the money and then get away as quickly as possible so the safest thing is to just give them the money, let them go, then let the police deal with it. A few bucks isn't worth somebody's life.
 
2011-10-16 12:18:05 PM  
Also... from the description of this guy's modus operandi it sounds like either he's a complete idiot, or he really wants to get caught.
 
2011-10-16 12:30:38 PM  
The greatest California area?
 
2011-10-16 12:47:27 PM  

JLEM: The greatest California area?


North California is Greatest California !
 
2011-10-16 12:49:30 PM  

titwrench: gopher321: Aww, that's cute that you think your little corner of the world actually matters.

It's even cuter that you think making douch baggy comments makes you seem cool.
/it doesn't


Thanks for the slashie-clarification there, chief. Way to make sure everyone is on the same page as to who the "douch bag" is.
 
2011-10-16 12:58:29 PM  
He's done 12 robberies, he wears no disguise and has a pic? apparently its not hard to rob a bank....
 
2011-10-16 12:59:22 PM  
Same guy using the same trick without any kind of disguise.

I find it amazing that I was too paranoid about committing crimes, in the event that I ended up on the news.
 
2011-10-16 01:29:43 PM  

Virulency: He's done 12 robberies, he wears no disguise and has a pic? apparently its not hard to rob a bank....


Bank robbery is a sport in Southern California.
 
2011-10-16 01:30:24 PM  

Ghastly: Cloudchaser Sakonige the Red Wolf: "The Mr. Magoo bandit displays a calm demeanor, uses a note to demand money and warn against getting an explosive dye-pack..."

So why don't the tellers ignore the no explosive dye pack part? The things are deliberately made to be hard to spot as they're being loaded into the robber's bag.

Because if he has an accomplice or has hidden a bomb in the bank as retaliation and they put a dye pack in the bag and the thing goes off and he retaliates and people get hurt or killed then the bank faces a liability greater than if they just let the guy go with the money and their insurance probably has a disclaimer that won't cover that liability.

Average bank robbery only nets a couple of thousand bucks. That's literally peanuts to the bank. I'd imagine tellers are instructed to follow the robbers instructions in the way that best insures the greater safety of the staff and customers. This policy has probably been laid out by the bank's insurance company.

I know everybody always likes to think they'd go all Rambo if they were confronted by a robber/mugger/etc. But most of them just want to get the money and then get away as quickly as possible so the safest thing is to just give them the money, let them go, then let the police deal with it. A few bucks isn't worth somebody's life.


Not to mention most companies have policies and procedures for dealing with thieves and shoplifters. The people who go 'Rambo tend to get fired because they blatantly violate workplace procedure. And rightfully deserve it.
 
2011-10-16 01:52:11 PM  
+1 for making fun of the filter and still getting a greenlight.
 
2011-10-16 02:06:19 PM  
Los Angeles is full of gold digging whores and jersey shore wannabes. LA sucks so much that Paris Hilton sued them for copyright infringement

/seriously LA sucks
 
2011-10-16 02:06:19 PM  
ROAD HOG!
 
2011-10-16 03:05:14 PM  

ritalinchild 54: Does anyone have a link to what the dye packets look like? I am not going to rob a bank but, how is it not detected by the thief?


No photo, but a good explanation:

In the past, the device itself was made of a rigid plastic and was quite detectable to the skilled criminal. Today, however, new technology has allowed the dye to be housed in a thin, flexible package, making a dye pack virtually indistinguishable from a regular stack of money.
http://www.howstuffworks.com/question671.htm

Exploded old school dye pack--presumably the box to the left of this picture because the money has obviously been cut out to hold a box of that size:

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2011-10-16 03:10:36 PM  
media.screened.com

/You don't get a lot of 'doy' these days
 
2011-10-16 03:12:14 PM  
Two things wrong here: "Mr. Magoo" looks nothing like the Mr. Magoo of cartoons. He's closer to Bubbles from Trailer Park Boys but not very. He looks pretty much like a regular Joe with thick glasses. Apparently in California, nobody has seen a regular Joe with thick glasses because even the regular Joes wear contacts.

Second, it's "sandy blond" hair, not "dirty blond". What happens when you need to say that a blond has dirty hair? It's probably too late to head off this unnecessary degradation of the phrase, but I think it's worth a collective try. Is salt and pepper hair going to become "hair caked with condiments"? No. But it could. That might be dirty blond hair, but a light brown hair is not dirty hair.
 
2011-10-16 03:19:17 PM  
Should have already moved from dye packs to tracking beacons of some sort.
 
2011-10-16 04:32:53 PM  

gopher321: Aww, that's cute that you think your little corner of the world actually matters.


Little corner? Northern California is neither little, nor a corner. It's the second largest economy on EARTH, OK kiddo?

I realize they probably haven't gotten this far in your social studies classes, so I'll cut you a break.

However, nothing excuses low class trolling like this. If this is the best you can do, go back to wearing black eye liner and cutting yourself with a razor. Because around here, we like our trolls subtle and humorous. You managed idiotic and ignorant. This is the internet, we have enough of that already.

So go get your afternoon snack and I want you to take some quite time to think about what you've done here. Alright kiddo?

Good.
 
2011-10-16 05:41:29 PM  
The glasses are probably his disguise. The Media seem fixated about them, so all he needs to do is remove his glasses and bingo! - he's invisible.
 
2011-10-16 07:11:33 PM  
But is he a Rutgers man???
 
2011-10-16 10:13:14 PM  
Greatest than what?
 
2011-10-17 06:55:25 AM  
Magoo was blind, not deaf.
 
2011-10-17 09:36:30 AM  

JonnyBGoode: Magoo was blind, not deaf.


i.imgur.com
 
2011-10-17 09:55:19 AM  

JonnyBGoode: Magoo was blind, not deaf.


maybe he was blind AND deaf like anne frank
 
2011-10-17 01:42:41 PM  

Pathman: JonnyBGoode: Magoo was blind, not deaf.

maybe he was blind AND deaf like anne frank


I lol'ed
 
2011-10-17 03:59:17 PM  

Tillmaster: The glasses are probably his disguise. The Media seem fixated about them, so all he needs to do is remove his glasses and bingo! - he's invisible.


Like Superman. No one recognizes him as Clark Kent without the glasses...
 
2011-10-17 05:26:35 PM  
THAT RUINS THE WHOLE PIANO, DOY
image.allmusic.com
 
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