Florida Man Orders Beer, Robs Bank, Returns To Beer

Authorities say a Tampa Bay area man ordered a beer at a bar, left to rob a nearby bank then came back to finish his beer.

The Pasco County Sheriff's Office says 52-year-old John Robin Whittle was arrested at the Hayloft Bar in Port Richey on Thursday afternoon. Deputies say he's the man who robbed a Wells-Fargo bank branch earlier, but not before stopping off at the Hayloft for a brew.

A bartender there says Whittle ordered a beer, disappeared for about 30 minutes and then returned to his beer. Deputies say they arrested him at the bar about 10 minutes after he left the bank.

Whittle remained in jail early Friday on $10,000 bond. No attorney was listed for him.


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  • by Ricky Location: Nova Scotia on Dec 27, 2011 at 07:26 PM
    Bubbles! We've been missing you back at the Trailer Park.
  • by LBowen74 on Dec 23, 2011 at 10:57 PM
    That had to be the worlds best beer if he had to come back for it.
  • by 40some on Dec 23, 2011 at 03:17 PM
    "Wasn't me. I was sitting at the bar down the road drinking a beer the whole time, except when I got up and went to the bathroom." Establish an alibi and hide in plain sight.
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      by Formerly O.L.I. on Dec 24, 2011 at 01:13 PM in reply to 40some
      Now that you mention it, I bet you are totally right! I would never have thought of that.
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      by Anonymous on Dec 28, 2011 at 03:38 AM in reply to 40some
      Stupid people forget there are cameras everywhere.
  • by 44mag. on Dec 23, 2011 at 02:16 PM
    One can is now(empty)...Prison is the good life...An the tax payers pay,pay,pay(get it!!!)
  • by what the?... Location: ghettovegas on Dec 23, 2011 at 10:43 AM
    finished off the beer thirty mins later??...why anyone would drink a warm beer is beyond me.
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      by Anonymous on Dec 28, 2011 at 03:37 AM in reply to what the?...
      Better question: Why would anyone trust that no one did something to their drink while they were gone?
  • by ralphie Location: ahoskie on Dec 23, 2011 at 08:29 AM
    what is happening to the ability of people to THINK?
    • reply
      by 250 on Dec 23, 2011 at 03:06 PM in reply to ralphie
      They were robbed of their basic education principles when they were 4-5 years old.
      • reply
        by ralphie on Dec 23, 2011 at 04:19 PM in reply to 250
        right- the perils of not checking for marxist indoctrination in the teachers schools hire...
  • by nightrain on Dec 23, 2011 at 07:59 AM
    He probably got to the bar, ordered his beer, and realized he didn't stop at the ATM first. Oh well, gotta at least pay for the one I ordered...
  • by ukon on Dec 23, 2011 at 07:39 AM
    Maybe he had to get his nerve up
  • by anon Location: wallace on Dec 23, 2011 at 07:23 AM
    now that is what you call 'one for the road'!
  • by Truth Location: Reality on Dec 23, 2011 at 07:00 AM
    Good attempt at establishing an alibi!
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