Robbing A Bank With Only A Pair Of Scissors Seems Pretty Bold

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David Hookstead Smoke Room Editor-in-Chief

An unidentified suspect pulled off a pretty bold robbery when he decided to rob a bank with only a pair of scissors in Mebane, North Carolina.

WTVD reported the following on the incident:

Mebane Police responded to the robbery call just before 12:30 p.m. at the State Employees Credit Union at 1900 S NC Highway 119.

Witnesses told police a man wearing a New England Patriots toboggan hat approached a teller with the scissors and demanded money.

The teller complied and the suspect left with an undisclosed amount of cash and ran through the parking lot toward the La Cocina Mexican Restaurant.

This story makes next to no sense to me. Robbing a bank is incredibly stupid. Robbing a bank with only a pair of scissors is maybe the dumbest thing to do, other than pretending your fingers in your pocket are a gun.

This would never happen where I’m from, and I mean it would absolutely never occur. Pretty much everybody carries guns, and the self-defense laws are pretty loose on the rules of engagement. Robbing a bank or any other place with a scissors would be the equivalent of wearing a sign around your neck that reads “PLEASE SHOOT ME.”

What was his plan if the police or a SWAT team showed up? Start swinging his scissors around like it was no big deal. Vegas would put the money on this guy vs. a SWAT team with only scissors at about +1,000,000,000.

This guy might be the biggest bonehead criminal we’ve seen in a long time.

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