Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Not doing their creative thinking exercises

And I thought I was an idiot! Here's a report from today's Arizona Republic.

TWO ACCUSED OF ROBBING BANK, HEADING TO CASINO

Two people were arrested by Phoenix police on Monday (SIC - after all, it is the Republic and grammar doesn't count) connection with the robbery of one Phoenix bank and the attempted robbery of a Glendale bank before the two headed to a casino.

X, 32, and Y, 26, were arrested and booked into jail on suspicion of armed robbery and attempted armed robbery, a Phoenix Police Department press release said.

Police believed X and Y hired a local taxi around 1:15 p.m. Monday and went to a Chase bank, the press release said.

X fled the bank after the teller refused to give her the money, the news release said.

X and Y then used the same local taxi and went to TCF bank around 1:40 p.m., the press release said.

Y was given an undisclosed amount of money and fled the bank, the press release said.

Officers determined that the pair had been taken to nearby casino, the press release said.

First, I would have been fired for using a press release when I started in journalism. The story never tells us how much they won or lost at the casino. Did they have the buffet lunch?

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