Cell Phone Bandit Update -- Who Was On the Dayum Fone?
Can't you see the Cingular, Sprint and T-Mobile commercials now....? 'Your cell phone -- don't leave home (or rob banks) without it.'
Photo Courtesy of AP
I must admit, I love hearing about wacky crimes. Stupid criminals fixate me. Just like bad hair. Are you like me, are you wondering why did she NEVER wear a disguise? Ever heard of survellience cameras? And why did she have an adversion to saying, "Uhmmm...I'm in the middle of committing a federal offense, let me call you back"? And of course the most baffling question of all -- WHO THE HECK WAS ON THE OTHER END OF THE PHONE?
Was it a different person everytime? Was there no one there and she just picked the wrong moments to conjure up an imaginary friend? Was she being hypnotized? Was she under the control of a Svengali-like, money-grubbing, puppet master? Was she coordinating her getaway with some unknown partner in crime and using the phone as a prop to show she had backup?
Or was she talking to her man -- you know -- the one who was too lazy to help her out with her felonies but who was surely there with his hand out the minute she came home with her stolen loot. For all we know -- maybe it was her priest and she was calling in her confession ...
(Usher singing in the background: THESE ARE MY CONFESSIONS.....)
Every time the Cell Phone Bandit robbed a bank, she showed a teller a note demanding money. During the last robbery, she also showed the teller a gun. Now that she's been ALLEGEDLY caught, can't you just imagine her defense? If she's particularly creative (read: part sistah), she could say, the real thief threatened to kill her or her family if she didn't hold up these banks, and she was forced to keep the real robber on the phone so that they could track the robbery. Sounds like a bad tv movie! I'm sure Hollywood is already on it!
I wonder, was the tip that lead to her arrest made on a cell phone. (Hee!)
Okay -- so who do you think was on the Cell Phone Bandit's phone? And fess up -- how great a multi-tasker are you? What's the craziest thing you've done while talking on your cell? Felonies notwithstanding.