Bil Browning

Old Lady Robs Bank: Threatens Teller with AIDS

Filed By Bil Browning | June 20, 2011 9:30 AM | comments

Filed in: Living
Tags: bank robbers, Colorado, HIV infection, HIV/AIDS, Longmont, ridiculous stories

20110610_044158_20110610_HO_BANK_ROBBERY.jpgFrom the strange and stranger files, an elderly woman robbed a Longmont, Colorado Wells Fargo bank earlier this month by threatening to infect the teller with AIDS if they didn't hand over the cash.

The woman is described as pale and may be between 55 and 75. Police noted that she has a bony face, which she covered with a blue bandana, and was last seen wearing a conductor's hat with blue or black stripes and a gray sweatshirt. She coughed frequently during the robbery, according to reports.

According to police, the woman approached the bank inside the Safeway at 1050 Ken Pratt Blvd. and gave the teller a note explaining that she was robbing the bank and that she had AIDS and would give it to teller. The teller gave her money, but police did disclose the amount.

Of course, you can't infect someone with AIDS. You can transmit the HIV virus through sex, sharing needles, breast milk, etc - but since none of the potential transmission methods were even remotely a possibility (coughing, really?!?), the teller should be sent to a basic sex ed class. Then again, the bank policy is probably to simply hand over the cash in all circumstances since the location appears to be in a grocery store.

The crime is still unsolved. (Photo via Longmont police)


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