Archive for December 3rd, 2011
A man who tried to hold up a bank that had been closed for years has been jailed by a court in Germany.
The man tried to hold up the branch in the northwestern town of Walchum in May with a toy gun and robbed a passer-by.
But the branch moved years ago, with only cash machines left. After first demanding a 10,000 euro (£8,600) ransom for the woman, he forced her to withdraw 400 euros and fled.
The Bild newspaper branded the man “Germany’s stupidest bank robber”.
The 57-year-old got a seven-year jail sentence for the robbery.
The building had been converted into a physiotherapist’s practice after the bank had moved out.
The man escaped in a stolen car which he then abandoned, but left the toy gun between the seats with his fingerprints on it, AFP reports.
Two trailer park residents in Dayton, Ohio are going to be battling this out in court over the next few months.
Tattoo artist, Ryan L. Fitzjerald was hit with a $100,000 lawsuit last week by his ex-girlfriend Rossie Brovent. She claims that her boyfriend was supposed to tattoo a scene from Narnia on her back but instead tattooed an image of a pile of excrement with flies buzzing around it.