Friday, November 17, 2006

Almost Missed This One

Any guesses as to how this story of a botched bank robbery in New Hampshire would have played out across the border in Baaaa-ssachusetts.

Hint: It would include the phrase "got away with an undisclosed amount of cash".

NEWINGTON -- After stealing a Ford Escort from the parking lot of a Portsmouth supermarket, a masked man attempted to rob the Woodbury Avenue branch of TD Banknorth, said police.

The robbery was botched, said Police Cpt. Brian Newcomer, after the would-be robber got into an argument with another customer who complained he was taking too long.

Not a likely outcome 'round these parts, where law enforcement and government officials recommend [read: mandate] that the citizenry - when faced with even the slightest hint of danger - behave like hapless, compliant victims.