Friday, January 16, 2009

Bad-luck bandit

It sounds to me like somebody needs to find a new getaway driver:
The zany episode began at 11:35 a.m. Tuesday at the TJ Maxx store, 1501 Del Prado Blvd. S.

Store security specialist Amy McCooey told police she saw a woman with long black hair, who was wearing a nurse's scrubs, walk into the store and go directly to the handbag section.

The woman rolled up six designer Dooney & Bourke purses, worth $200 each, stuffed them in her pants and walked out of the store, reports state.

A security camera shows the woman concealing the handbags.

McCooey said she was confronting the woman outside the store when a silver Saturn with two people inside pulled up.

The woman tried to get into the vehicle, but "she fell out and was run over by the car," reports read, without going into details.

Undaunted and apparently not worse for the wear, the woman "stood up and jumped onto the hood of the car" as the getaway vehicle driver headed for the exit, police said.

However, the woman "fell off the hood and was run over again," police said.

The woman managed to get up again and this time got into the car on the passenger side and the vehicle sped off, McCooey told police.
As if getting run over twice wasn't bad enough luck, she also dropped a check at the scene of the crime that also happened to bear the name of the registered owner of the getaway car. That might just turn out to be significant, though the cops haven't been able to track her down at any of her listed addresses. I'm thinking they might want to try a few local hospitals.

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