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Old 10-12-2005, 11:28 AM   #1
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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.
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Old 10-12-2005, 12:12 PM   #2
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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.
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Old 10-12-2005, 12:17 PM   #3
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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/
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Old 10-12-2005, 12:50 PM   #4
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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.
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Old 10-12-2005, 12:52 PM   #5
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Is that how robots kiss?
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Old 10-12-2005, 12:53 PM   #6
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Old 10-12-2005, 02:00 PM   #7
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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?"
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Old 10-12-2005, 02:36 PM   #8
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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.
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Old 10-12-2005, 03:16 PM   #9
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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.
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Old 10-12-2005, 03:24 PM   #10
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Halle Berry robbed a bank in Swordfish?! Hmmm. I don't remember that at all...
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Old 10-12-2005, 03:53 PM   #11
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Old 10-12-2005, 04:00 PM   #12
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Maybe his ancestors in Africa were from the Mursi tribe who think big lips are cool!
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Old 10-12-2005, 04:09 PM   #13
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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!
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Old 10-12-2005, 06:13 PM   #14
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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
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Old 10-12-2005, 06:23 PM   #15
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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
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