Thursday, January 05, 2006

Thinking of robbing a bank?

Well, then you probably shouldn't use a vehicle with memorable personalized license plates as your getaway car:
Arlie Bichlmeier's personalized license plate reads "FINDME." Thanks to the plate, authorities did find him about 90 minutes after he allegedly tried to rob the Security National Bank branch in Laurel [Nebraska] on Wednesday.

Bichlmeier, 58, walked into the bank about 9:30 a.m. and indicated his intention to rob the facility, the State Patrol said. There was no weapon shown and the suspect fled the bank without any money, the Patrol said.

Witnesses described the suspects [sic] vehicle as a 1994 Black GMC pickup, specifically the eye-catching "FINDME" plate.
Somehow, it only took the cops about an hour and a half to find the guy. There was no word as to whether he was wearing a name patch sewn onto his jacket, but it wouldn't surprise me.

Anyway, I guess he'll have plenty of time to think about that license plate, seeing as how he'll probably be making them for the next 20-odd years.

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