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(Atlanta Journal Constitution)   Bank robber using public transportation to make getaways   ( divider line
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3634 clicks; posted to Main » on 14 Mar 2003 at 1:27 PM (15 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2003-03-14 01:29:06 PM  
How Earth friendly of them.
2003-03-14 01:29:27 PM  
Hell of a get away vehicle.
2003-03-14 01:29:28 PM  
"I'm sorry sir, those stacks of $100s won't do. You'll need correct change to ride the bus."
2003-03-14 01:31:52 PM  
With gas prices these days everyone should use public transportation.
2003-03-14 01:32:17 PM  
It would never work round here.... unless he was willing to wait 1/2 hour for a bus...
2003-03-14 01:33:05 PM  
Atlanta is in Georgia, but it's not the capital. I learned that today.
2003-03-14 01:33:50 PM  
So? Hannibal Lecter recycled a lot of his victims.

2003-03-14 01:34:10 PM  
"Black man with a dark complexion"... What else would he be, a black man with a white complexion?

Well.. I guess if it was Michael Jackson, maybe. ...
2003-03-14 01:35:14 PM  
Liese - You can be light skinned, or dark skinned.
2003-03-14 01:35:23 PM  
That is awesome....
2003-03-14 01:35:34 PM  
"If this bus goes less than 50 mph, I'll blow yer head off, NOW DRIVE!"

Speed 3
2003-03-14 01:36:26 PM  
yup, that guy on public transportation...he'll stick out like a sore thumb.
2003-03-14 01:36:29 PM  
Vade_101: Who do you think the authorities are going to chase?
A) The guy in a '74 camaro peelin' away from the scene
B) The guy just standin' waitin' for the bus.
I think this guy has found a way to eliminate the overhead for bank robbers everywhere.

2003-03-14 01:38:20 PM  
LOL, I would feel stupid bing the Bus Driver. Hum-de-dumb..."let me drop ya off close to your house young man, those money bag look heavy." ( Doesn't the sweating and nevousness and bulging gun give him away though? )
I would know if I was the Driver!
2003-03-14 01:38:48 PM  
He's going to get caught because he'll forget to pay or only have a crisp new $20...
2003-03-14 01:39:13 PM  
"Follow that bus!"
2003-03-14 01:39:25 PM  
this happened in olympia once, years back. some kid went into a bank and robbed it using a spoon in his shirt, then took the cash, walked out and hopped on a bus to get back to campus. he probably would have gotten away with it too, but he bragged about it and his roommate turned him in.
2003-03-14 01:40:49 PM  
TGIFgrl: Have you ever been on a bus? A Bluebird Bus doesn't count.
2003-03-14 01:41:07 PM  

wont somebody think of the children!!11
2003-03-14 01:41:34 PM  
using the money uncle sam took from us
to take the money uncle sam didn't take from us

what are the odds the perp is a government employee?
2003-03-14 01:42:05 PM  
if he used an SUV for a getaway vehicle, people would be calling for castration as a punishment.
2003-03-14 01:43:45 PM  
What's the cost to ride a public bus these days?
2003-03-14 01:43:49 PM  
Goddamnit why do they take the buses!?! Soon we will all have to take DNA tests to get a record of our criminal lives! WHY????
2003-03-14 01:44:10 PM  
Yeah... just sittin' back on the bus with a bag o' loot and a Dr. Pepper Mad Cow drink.
2003-03-14 01:45:55 PM  
"Hey, where'd you get the cash?"

"Oh, I cashed in on a little injury."

"Oh! did it hurt?"

"I dunno, but the teller screamed pretty loudly!"
2003-03-14 01:46:36 PM  
Anyone know if he hurt anyone yet? I dont think it said if he did.
2003-03-14 01:56:02 PM  
Hope he remembered to put the gun away and remove the stocking. Wouldn't want to stand ou...oh...PUBLIC transportation.

2003-03-14 01:56:50 PM  

Miss Hoover: I hear those things are awfully loud.
Lyle Lanley: It glides as softly as a cloud.
Apu: Is there a chance the track could bend?
Lyle Lanley: Not on your life, my Hindu friend.


2003-03-14 01:58:54 PM  
A Bus here costs a buck. However, you have to deal with retards talking (shouting and drooling) to each other and the driver. It's like a Wal-Mart on wheels.
2003-03-14 02:03:16 PM  
I ride MARTA all the time to get to school and I highly doubt if the marta cops would actually do anything to him. They're the most apathetic people ever and are more jaded than your average teenager.

god I hate marta cops.
2003-03-14 02:03:27 PM  
Well...Marts IS smarta.
2003-03-14 02:05:06 PM  


sorry. had one more in me.
2003-03-14 02:11:14 PM  
wrahgohetaj oops... I just cleaned my keyboard. I spilled a drink on it last nite, and some of my keys were sticking. Now I'm good-ta-go =)
2003-03-14 02:13:30 PM  
MARTA is the only way to actually get around Atlanta. I mean, can you imagine the zero-speed chase if he got away in a car at rush hour?
2003-03-14 02:27:39 PM  
He should be easy to find. A black stick out like a sore thumb?
2003-03-14 02:29:51 PM  
I must add... he robbed a bank in COBB county! For those who know, he must have hopped on a CCT bus, then TRANSFERRED! bwahahaah.
2003-03-14 02:32:49 PM  
How do they know he isn't a white guy wearing makeup? It would be a great disguise!

What, did they check in his pants or something?
2003-03-14 02:47:19 PM  
FLAChickie, $1.35 for the bus here in LA. But the MetroLink commuter train is a much better option here for a fast crime getaway.

/personal experience
2003-03-14 02:49:27 PM  
FLAChickie, $1.75 in atlanta whether you take the train or the bus.
2003-03-14 02:52:34 PM  
The bus lines should use this as advertising...

"Our buses are so reliable, you could use them as getaway vehicle..."
2003-03-14 03:03:48 PM  
Maybe he's been saving money for the getaway car?
2003-03-14 04:39:07 PM  
He'll get caught by hopping on one of the many MARTA busses you see broken down on the side of the road here...they keep Melvin the Mechanic busy!
2003-03-14 09:16:35 PM  
say hey mister driver man
don't be slow
cause I got somewhere I got to go
say hey mister driver man
drive that thing fast
my precious time keeps slippin' past

/violent femmes
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