Idiot Bank Robber Returns Money After Girlfriend Scolds Him

moneyOtto C. McNab walked into his local Pennsylvania bank, told the teller, "I have a bomb. Give me the money or I'm going to set it off," and strolled out $2,262 richer.

When he showed the bounty to his unaware girlfriend, who was waiting for him in the car, she yelled at him for being an colossal idiot and told him to march back inside and return the cash. So he did.

Hell hath no fury like a woman's scorn.


Thankfully, McNab still got in trouble, though. Using a description of his car, police were able to locate him as he was pulling into his driveway. (Wouldn't want to be in that car ride home -- awkward!) He was charged with robbery, theft by unlawful taking, receiving stolen property, and terroristic threats. His girlfriend, rightfully, will not face charges.

Although this story is messed up on so many levels -- the robbing, the threatening -- the primary emotion it evokes in me is pleasure. I smile at the thought of McNab giddily showing his old lady the goods, telling her he's gonna "get them out of this stinkin' town," only to have her scold him like he's a little boy, forcing him to shuffle back into the bank, tail between his legs. This kind of stuff typically only happens in Quentin Tarantino movies. (His pre-'95 stuff, none of that Grindhouse crap.)

My second favorite part of this whole debacle is the fact that while McNab was being escorted by police, he told reporters, "Times are tough. You gotta do what you have to do to support your family." What? Hasn't he heard of The Gift of the Magi? Why don't you sell an old pocketwatch or something, dude? No need to threaten people's lives and steal in order to "support your family." If that's what you were really planning on doing with the money, ya dirtbag.

How awesome is McNab's girlfriend?


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