by Patricia Bradley
If it’s Wednesday and I’m posting, it must be Too Stupid to be a Criminal Day. Here’s the case:
The robber entered the victim’s home through a window in the early hours and woke her up by poking her with a gun. When she didn’t have any cash to give him, he made her drive to an ATM and demanded that she withdraw $2000, but the ATM would only let the victim withdraw $460. How did the police catch him?
- He made her return five more times to withdraw money, triggering an alarm.
- He held her captive until the bank opened and she could go inside to withdraw funds and an alert teller called the police.
- He told the victim to meet him in a parking lot the following morning with $1,500. The police showed up instead.
- He made her phone the number on the ATM to report a problem demanding that they release her funds and the service agent called the police.
Which do you think it is?