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   Undertoad  Wednesday Oct 12 11:28 AM

10/12/2005: Disarming bomb robot



Fark had this item about a week ago, but until I saw this larger shot, a MSNBC Week in Pics version, it really wasn't all that mind-boggling. This guy walked into a bank in Tucson, Arizona with his cheeks bulging and his mouth taped. He handed the teller a note saying that he had a bomb in his mouth.

It's not clear how things went from that situation, to the one pictured above - where the guy is somehow restrained, and a bomb robot is taking the "thing" out of his mouth. Whatever the "thing" is, it turned out not to be a bomb.

Not clear from the caption, also, is whether the guy is the would-be robber (and just a little insane), or a pawn of somebody.

Weird.



BigV  Wednesday Oct 12 12:12 PM

Quote:
Not clear from the caption, also, is whether the guy is the would-be robber (and just a little insane), or a pawn of somebody.
What (dumb) movie script does this remind me of?

*begins googlequest with verrrry little to start with*

edit: something about a non-removable collar with explosives in it....hmmm.


CharlieG  Wednesday Oct 12 12:17 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by BigV
What (dumb) movie script does this remind me of?

*begins googlequest with verrrry little to start with*

edit: something about a non-removable collar with explosives in it....hmmm.
That was NOT a movie, but the Erie Collar bombing

http://www.crimelibrary.com/notoriou...collar_bomber/


John  Wednesday Oct 12 12:50 PM

I linked it at the time. He's ex-military, this is the second time he tried to rob that bank, and in that picture, he's handcuffed to the railing by the Bank security guys, who then backed off until the bomb squad showed up.



xoxoxoBruce  Wednesday Oct 12 12:52 PM

Is that how robots kiss?



Trilby  Wednesday Oct 12 12:53 PM

Desperate times call for desperate measures.




Always thinking of the sex, aren't you, bruce? It's why I love ya!



Elspode  Wednesday Oct 12 02:00 PM

Anyone who is expert in explosives, here? How much damage could one do with a mouthful of explosives? And what did the note say? "Give me all your money or I'll blow my own head off?"



BigV  Wednesday Oct 12 02:36 PM

That was awful, CharlieG. Thanks for the reference, although I only made it through two pages. :retch:

I'm sure that's what I remembered. If it were a movie, it still would have been dumb. As a true life story, it's merely tragic. How sad.



xant  Wednesday Oct 12 03:16 PM

BigV, you're probably thinking of Swordfish. (People strapped with explosives and ball bearings.) There's been much hot air about the (fairly weak, imho) similarities between Erie Collar and Swordfish.

I assume you were thinking of Swordfish, because it was a pretty dumb movie.



BigV  Wednesday Oct 12 03:24 PM

Halle Berry robbed a bank in Swordfish?! Hmmm. I don't remember that at all...



Troubleshooter  Wednesday Oct 12 03:53 PM

Running Man



chrisinhouston  Wednesday Oct 12 04:00 PM

Maybe his ancestors in Africa were from the Mursi tribe who think big lips are cool!



chrisinhouston  Wednesday Oct 12 04:09 PM

Here's another one I Googled. There seems to be 2 big common themes here... topless and big lips. And don't cross this bitch cause she will shoot you dead!

Bet kissing is out of the question!



hampor  Wednesday Oct 12 06:13 PM

NOT the collar bomber. Different bank robber.

[quote=CharlieG]That was NOT a movie, but the Erie Collar bombing

That is NOT the collar bomber.

It's a much more recent case where the guy in the picture tried to rob a bank by claiming that he had a bomb in his mouth. The bank security managed to lock him to a fence, then cleared the area.

They called in the bomb squad who then sent over a robot to check his mouth for explosives.

Here's one description
http://www.heraldsun.news.com.au/com...55E663,00.html



CharlieG  Wednesday Oct 12 06:23 PM

[quote=hampor]

Quote:
Originally Posted by CharlieG
That was NOT a movie, but the Erie Collar bombing

That is NOT the collar bomber.
Not the ORIGINAL picture - BigV said that it reminded him of "something about a non-removable collar with explosives in it" and a Movie - I said that it was the Collar Bomber that THIS guy reminded him of


capnhowdy  Wednesday Oct 12 07:48 PM

gotta be on the top ten list for the world's dumbest sumbitch. Are these fu@#ers really from OUR planet?
If I'd been the teller, I'd have slapped the crap out of him.
He'll prolly be residing with Wolf next week. If he does, Wolf, will you slap him for me?



Ubergeek  Wednesday Oct 12 09:35 PM

"There you go Aubrey... always shooting your mouth off!"

Welllllllll .... SOMEBODY had to say it eventually ;-)



wolf  Wednesday Oct 12 09:49 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by BigV
What (dumb) movie script does this remind me of?

*begins googlequest with verrrry little to start with*

edit: something about a non-removable collar with explosives in it....hmmm.
Choices, choices ... both off the top of my head, both Rutger Hauer movies, both with re-makey elements to them.

Deadlock (update of The Defiant Ones, sort of)

Wanted Dead or Alive (Kind of a remake of the Steve McQueen TV Series, but without horses. There's a scene at the end with Gene Simmons ... )


wolf  Wednesday Oct 12 09:51 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by capnhowdy
He'll prolly be residing with Wolf next week. If he does, Wolf, will you slap him for me?
I'll find a way, if he makes it.

We don't like taking people from across the county line, much less across the country.


Tanalia  Wednesday Oct 12 10:38 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by BigV
What (dumb) movie script does this remind me of?

*begins googlequest with verrrry little to start with*

edit: something about a non-removable collar with explosives in it....hmmm.

The Running Man, 1987, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Maria Conchita Alonso, Richard Dawson
Deadlock, 1991, Rutger Hauer, Mimi Rogers

In both movies, an explosive collar was intended to keep criminals under control; a relatively minor item in the first movie, a major plot item in the second.


Clodfobble  Wednesday Oct 12 11:17 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by wolf
Deadlock (update of The Defiant Ones, sort of)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tanalia
Deadlock, 1991, Rutger Hauer, Mimi Rogers
Dammit, you both beat me to it. That's one of my absolute favorite awful-movies.


hampor  Wednesday Oct 12 11:34 PM

oops

I guess I missed the reading comprehension portion of today's cellar thread.



mlandman  Thursday Oct 13 07:00 AM

reminds me of..

that stupid movie with steve guttenberg (sp?) and the robot that came to life with his brain or however the crap it went.



Aajax  Thursday Oct 13 08:52 AM

Hello Cellar dwellers

I have been trawling the iotd archives for a few weeks now and I must say finding intelligent life here has just made my day that little bit more special. Moved as I am to post at the mention of Rutger Hauer....This movie [at least in Oz] was called Wedlock and one of my favourite secret shames too!

ps Love your work



wolf  Thursday Oct 13 10:38 AM

Welcome Aajax!

We'll get all stupid for you, probably in a blink of an eye.

I have had a not-so-secret lech for Rutger Hauer for years ... I liked Blind Fury much more than I should admit to.



xoxoxoBruce  Thursday Oct 13 12:41 PM

Another Aussie......great, they seem to be some of our most interesting Dwellers. Welcome, Aajax.



bargalunan  Monday Oct 31 06:36 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Brianna
Desperate times call for desperate measures.
Well said.
I HATE this photo, trying to find a desperate joke but that goes on my nerves !

I'm going to have a look at "pig swim race" one more time.


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