Man tries to rob bank, applies for loan instead

A would-be bank robber in Watsonville, CA was arrested when a clerk convinced him to fill in a loan application instead. While he was filling in the paperwork, the cops arrived and arrested him. Note: the man pictured in the photo below is there only for humorous illustration purposes. He is not the bank robber in question.

But when Mark Smith, 59, allegedly tried to rob the bank, the bank manager suggested that what he actually needed to do was take out a loan, and she had him sit down while she said she was going to retrieve the loan paperwork. Instead, she called 911, according to Assistant District Attorney Dave Genochio.

Man claiming to have a bomb in Watsonville bank gets talked into filling out loan paperwork, then arrested

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(Image: bank robber, a Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike (2.0) image from bjornb's photostream)