Monday, July 09, 2007

Home Again

Had my first Dunkin' Donuts iced coffee in more than a week this morning in St. Johnsbury, VT.

It is good to be home.

I'll have more on our trip later, but wanted to throw up a quick link to this news item out of Manchester, featuring the 102nd use for duct tape.

Man disguised as tree robs bank
Sunday, July 08, 2007

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) A weekend bank robbery involved multiple branches of the leafy variety.

According to police, a man with tree branches duct-taped to his head and torso walked into a Citizens Bank just as it opened Saturday morning and demanded cash from a teller. Police said the disguise was the most bizarre they'd ever seen.

Police have since confirmed that Jim was, in fact, able to account for his whereabouts on the morning in question.

"He really went out on a limb," Sgt. Ernie Goodno said Sunday.

Ouch. Don't quit your day job, Sarge.

The robber, who showed no weapon, fled with an undisclosed amount of cash. Though the branches and leaves obscured much of the man's face, someone who saw images from the bank's security camera recognized the robber and called police.

James Coldwell, 49, of Manchester, was arrested at his home early Sunday morning. He was expected to be arraigned Monday.