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ATM thief loses fake leg while trying to escape

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Riddick, Apr 11, 2007.

  1. Riddick

    Riddick Active Member

    Another case of a one-legged bandit.

    POMONA, California (AP) -- A man accused of using a chain and pickup truck to yank a 1,500-pound ATM from a market failed to escape police when his prosthetic leg fell off during the getaway.
    Gregory Daniels, 48, was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of burglary for the attempted heist from Pomona Ranch Market, police said.
    Authorities say Daniels and another man drove up to the market about 3 a.m., smashed a window, wrapped a chain around the ATM and used the pickup to rip it from the floor. After loading the cash machine into the truck, the pair drove off.
    Officers chased the truck into a residential neighborhood, where the men drove into a dead-end street. Daniels' alleged accomplice fled, but police said Daniels wasn't able to escape.
    "Daniels was on the ground near the vehicle in an attempt to flee from officers," Sgt. E. Vazquez said. "However, he was unsuccessful, as his prosthetic leg fell off."
    The ATM and its cash were recovered. The assistant manager of the Pomona Ranch Market, Tom Zvoda, said he didn't know how much money was inside.
  2. imjustagirl2

    imjustagirl2 New Member

    You can't steal ATM. It has to be a gift.
  3. Oggiedoggie

    Oggiedoggie Well-Known Member

    Better try for a quick plea agreement. He doesn't have a leg to stand on.
  4. Dignan

    Dignan Guest

    Didn't these fools see Barbershop?
  5. Big Buckin' agate_monkey

    Big Buckin' agate_monkey Active Member

  6. fmrsped

    fmrsped Active Member

    Damnit! I was far too late. Well done.
  7. imjustagirl2

    imjustagirl2 New Member

    Um, ew.
  8. Big Buckin' agate_monkey

    Big Buckin' agate_monkey Active Member

    Guess not.
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