In the past we have brought you stories of people falling off cliffs, and walking into canals while talking on their cell phones, but today we present a young man who set out to rob a bank, announced his intention to the teller, but became so absorbed in a call that he was easily disarmed.
A bank teller in China got a good laugh on video when a distracted bank robber showed up at her bullet-proof-glass security window, and while talking on the loudly on the phone, held up a large meat cleaver and according to teller Rong Ku, 41, “He said ‘this is a robbery’ in a really quiet voice and then asked me to hold on while he took a phone call.”
She explained, “I might have taken it seriously if he’d had a gun as you never know really if the security glass will stop a bullet, but I knew he had no chance of getting through with a meat cleaver. It was a bizarre situation and I just had to laugh, especially when he took a telephone call in the middle of the robbery.”
In fact, the would-be robber was so absorbed by the call that he failed to notice the security guard and another bank customer until they wrestled him to the ground.