Sloppy Handwriting Left Bank Robber Empty-Handed, Police Say

In this electronic age filled with computers, smartphones and high-tech tablets, the need for proper penmanship appears as quaint and unnecessary as rotary-dial telephones.

Unless you make your living as a bank robber.

As may have been the case in an incident Saturday in New Castle, Del., after an attempt to rob a branch of the WSFS Bank was foiled by the robber's illegible handwriting, police said.

The (Delaware) News Journal quoted them as saying that at about 3 p.m., Thomas J. Love (pictured) walked into the branch and handed a bank teller a demand note written on a deposit slip.

But the teller wasn't able to decipher what Love had written on the document, police said, so she handed the slip back and asked him to rewrite his message.

ABC News reported police as saying that Love, either panicked or frustrated, then took back his note and left without any money. After tellers determined that the demand note was indeed an attempt at robbery, police were called and given a description that led them to Love.

Love, 40, who was unarmed, was arrested nearby soon after and charged with attempted robbery.

No one was injured in the incident, but if the charge sticks, it would appear that Love's labor lost.

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Randy Arther

so sad look his face.Blank hand.

October 15 2011 at 11:39 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Tommy Love? Sounds like he would have been a hit during the days of disco.

"This is wolfman jack and I've got Tommy Love's new hit single Love me Sexy."

October 12 2011 at 3:59 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

this is hilarious

October 12 2011 at 2:33 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply


October 12 2011 at 2:30 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

What a doooooooosh!

October 12 2011 at 1:56 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

It is not called bank robbery is now called an undocumented withdrawl, get with the times folks!

October 12 2011 at 12:48 PM Report abuse +3 rate up rate down Reply

Not politically correct today. If you are insulted or otherwise suffer any'll get over it!!!!

A Mexican (an undocumented), a Black, a Muslim and a Redneck were walking together on a beach when the Black stumbled over a bottle in the sand.

He picked up the bottle, rubbed the sand off it, and a Genie appeared."I can only grant four wishes, "the Genie said. "Since there are four of you, you may have a wish apiece." Pointing at the Black, he said, "Since you found the bottle, you may have the first wish."

The Black studied for a moment then said, "I wish for a fleet of ships so that I can gather all my people and take them back to our homeland, Africa ."

Poof! It was done! Hundreds of ships appeared on the shoreline.

The Mexican said, "I weesh for enough Cheby peekups to take all my people back to our homeland, May-he-co!" Poof! It was done! Row after row of Chevrolet Pickups appeared on the beach.

The Muslim said, "I wish for ten thousand camels to take all of my people away from this horrible country loaded with infidels so we can live in peace in Muslim countries and serve Allah." Poof! It was done! ten thousand camels suddenly appeared on the beach.

Turning to the Redneck, the Genie asked, "And what is your wish? The Redneck watched as the loaded pickups began moving toward the border, then looked out to sea and watched the loaded ships sailing out into the sunset, then he looked at all of the Muslims getting on top of the camels and riding off.

The Redneck said, "Just give me a Bud Light. It doesn't get any better than this!"

October 12 2011 at 12:38 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

Not as easy as he thought! Probably his first bank robbery attempt.

October 12 2011 at 12:25 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

This guy certainly doesn't look like the brightest candle on the menorah.

October 12 2011 at 12:22 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Ahhh...job security.

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