When a Seattle bank robber was hauled into the police station and thrown behind bars, he was a little surprised. Police had been looking for him for a few hours, searching the neighborhood and beyond—and it’s safe to say that he thought he’d gotten away with it.
Until, of course, police found a pair of pants in an alley that contained an ID card with a photo that looked just like the bank robber caught on a surveillance camera hours before.
When they tracked him down at the address listed on the identification card, he was (thankfully) wearing pants—so they brought him downtown and booked him for the investigation.
In Milwaukee, just like in Seattle, robbery is a serious crime—and it’s one with serious penalties. If you’re accused of robbery in Milwaukee or Waukesha (or any of the surrounding communities), your best idea could be to get in touch with a criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible.
And if you think you pulled off the perfect crime except for one small mistake, don’t be too upset. There have been plenty of people who deserve the booby prize when it comes to gargantuan robbery mistakes.
The Lazy Robber Award Goes To…
Daniel Glen of Windsor, Ontario, didn’t want to spend gas money on a getaway car if there wasn’t much in it for him.
That’s why he called a convenience store to ask the clerk how much money was in the register before he showed up.
He’d done it twice before—successfully—but this time, the clerk called the police, who promptly arrested Glen and nabbed him for the other robberies, too.
Notable Mention: “Sir, We Can’t Break Anything Over a $20”
North Carolinian Michael Anthony Fuller strolled into Walmart and tried to buy a microwave, a vacuum cleaner, and a few other necessities.
Everything was going fine until he stepped up to pay for the household goods and handed the cashier a $1 million bill. Yes, a million-dollar bill. It turns out that the U.S. doesn’t even make any bills over $100, and hasn’t since 1969 (and even then, they only went up to $10,000). While it’s not exactly robbery (it’s more of forgery and uttering crime), it’s still worth mentioning when we want to encourage you to call a lawyer for help with criminal charges.
Have You Been Accused of Robbery or Theft in Milwaukee?
If you’ve been accused of robbery or theft in Wisconsin, call our team of criminal defense lawyers as soon as you can get to a phone. We’ll give you a free robbery case evaluation and begin building the defense that gets you the best possible outcome right away.