FBI: Ohio Woman Tried To Rob Bank With Cop In Line

Authorities in Ohio say a woman tried to rob a bank with a note and then attempted to eat it once she saw a uniformed officer in line behind her.

FBI Special Agent Harry Trombitas says the woman wearing sunglasses handed the teller the note at a Columbus Chase bank branch Wednesday morning.

Trombitas says in a statement that the off-duty officer wasn't aware of what was going on, but when the woman noticed him, she grabbed the note and fled. He says she tried to swallow the note as she was nabbed, then coughed it up onto the sidewalk.

The officer arrested the 40-year-old Columbus woman, Lois Harvey.

Harvey remained jailed Thursday after a judge set bond at more than $250,000. Court records do not list her attorney.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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  • by MrT Location: LaNC on May 7, 2010 at 09:44 PM
    In bank camera footage it shows the police officer was RIGHT BEHIND her in line with a vest on with BRIGHT REFLECTIVE YELLOW stripes with the word POLICE printed on it.This will make the Smoking Gun worlds dumbest criminals for sure.What a moron!
  • by Disillusioned Location: Ayden on May 6, 2010 at 05:32 PM
    As law enforcement officers claim, your common criminal possess considerable less inteligence than a rocket scientist. And, in this case, less common sense than your average citizen.
  • by Anonymous on May 6, 2010 at 03:36 PM
    Yeah, this one missed the short bus one time too many.
  • by WOW on May 6, 2010 at 01:56 PM
    Now here's a real candidate for the Darwin Award. Another one that shouldn't be allowed to breed...
  • by Wilma on May 6, 2010 at 01:32 PM
    WITN.....I needed this today. Thanks for posting this article, because the absolute STUPIDITY of this noob thug gave me quite the chuckle. To all of you would be thugs out there......don't follow in this ladies' footsteps! Make sure you pay attention in thug school! Strive for excellence! Graduate first in your thuggaschool. Have goals! Take your on the job training/internship seriously! Okay, I'm finished with the very transparent sarcasm. What an absolute fool this woman is. Not the brightest bulb either.
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