Wednesday, June 22, 2005

'Dumb And Dumber' To Plead Guilty In Bank Robbery

A teenager pleaded guilty Wednesday to a bumbling bank robbery in Vail that left behind a trail of cash and so many other clues that he and a friend were jailed the next day Federal authorities accused the pair of robbing the WestStar Bank on March 21 of $132,000 while wearing badges similar to ones worn by staff at the ski shop where both men worked. Vail ski resort employees told police that Carroll and Prince used their ski passes to board a chair lift about one-quarter mile from the bank within minutes of the robbery. The next day, they drove 120 miles to Denver International Airport and tried to buy one-way tickets to Mexico, authorities said. A police officer recognized them from an FBI flyer and from their distinctive accents and arrested them. Investigators later found about $26,000 in a backpack in a trash can in an airport parking garage, and Carroll was carrying about $7,600 when he was arrested, according to an FBI affidavit. A man who lives near the bank found $1,000 in $1 bills on his property shortly after the robbery. The Australian press dubbed Carroll and Prince "Dumb and Dumber."


At June 23, 2005 4:32 PM, Blogger Mike V. said...

They get dumber.

In Winona, MN, about an hour's drive from where I live, an aspiring bank robber passed a holdup note -- signed with his name -- to the teller.


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