COUNCIL CHRONICLE – And this week’s worst criminal award goes to a 51-year-old man from Ohio who, apparently, showed his ID to a bank teller during an armed robbery. The authorities used the man’s credentials to track him down and to arrest him.
Armed Robbery Goes Sideway as Criminal Gives Driver’s License to Teller
Because brawns aren’t everything when it comes to being a criminal, we give you the story of David Menser, a 51-year-old man from Ohio and, apparently, a prolific bank robber.
Mr. Menser came to the police’s attention a while ago, after employees from four different Columbus bank reported the same perpetrator.
Brad Thomas, a detective at the Columbus Division of Police, declared that after committing each robbery, the suspect fled the crime scene in a white van. The latest robbery, which occurred on the 4th of June, comes to prove that Mr. Menser lacks imagination when it comes to covering up his tracks.
The bank teller involved in Menser’s latest heist told the authorities that the suspect entered the bank, approached him, and passed a handwritten note.
In the note, Menser wrote that that was a robbery, and ‘kindly’ asked the teller to place all the money in a plastic bag. Instead of placing all the money in a bag, the bank teller gave him only a stack of cash and told him that he must withdraw the rest from a machine located in the lobby. Menser took the bait.
While at the money machine, the bank teller told Menser that the system requires a valid driver’s license to make a withdrawal. Without even thinking it through, Menser handed over his driver’s license. He took the rest of the money and left.
He was taken into custody on the 15th of June. Detective Thomas said that this isn’t the first armed robbery of this kind.
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