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07/09/2007 10:47 PM ID: 63533 Permalink   

Man Robs Bank Disguised As A Tree


A branch of the Citizen Bank was held up on Saturday morning by a man disguised as a tree. The branch had just opened when a man walked in with branches of leaves duct-taped to his torso and head.

Poice say the leafy man didn't say he had a weapon but "he really went out on a limb" and was given an undisclosed amount of cash before leaving. The branches obscured much of the man's face but he was recognised from pictures on the security camera.

Police arrested James Coldwell, 49, on Sunday at his home in Manchester, New Hampshire.

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Tree Robs Bank Then Leafs
  by: JulesLady     07/09/2007 10:48 PM     
Branch robbed by Tree.
  by: slavefortheman     07/09/2007 10:59 PM     
You could have taken it one step further:
"Tree Robs Branch Then Leafs"...
  by: Zpravodajec     07/09/2007 11:00 PM     
  Oh noes...'s a treant.

Terribly amusing.
  by: vanillaskye   07/09/2007 11:07 PM     
  Beat me to it!  
LOL I was just getting ready to do this one too! :)
  by: ukitty24   07/09/2007 11:14 PM     
no no, a mistreant
  by: lauriesman     07/09/2007 11:17 PM     
  One of the funniest things I've read  
Disguised as a 'tree'.

  by: VSwift   07/10/2007 02:44 PM     
  Uprooting Society One Nut at a Time  
Thats a bad apple, but I guess he's 'stick'ing it to the man.
  by: seniorgato     07/10/2007 04:18 PM     
I bet hes stumped.
  by: robplatt   07/10/2007 04:40 PM     
  At least the cops weren’t bark'in  
up the wrong tree and they got to the root of the crime quickly and put this sap behind bars. What kind of fruit would dress up as a tree? Maybe the guards should be packing chain saws.
  by: Valkyrie123     07/10/2007 07:32 PM     
"Maybe the guards should be packing chain saws."

Just generaly or to deal with criminal trees?

Because to be fair, I'm ok with both.

A prison riot against a guy with a stick, a prison riot against a guy with a chain saw....
  by: Gogevandire   07/11/2007 12:26 PM     
  What kind of tree?  
That tree had big nuts for sure....
  by: theironboard     07/11/2007 12:41 PM     
  Man Robs Bank Disguised As A Tree  
So that was either a very astute bank robber or a very poor disguise the bank was wearing.
  by: l´anglais     07/28/2007 05:03 AM     
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