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Posted: 10/4/2005 4:34:43 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/4/2005 4:35:12 PM EDT by eodtech2000]
I would have loved to work this incident.

Soldier tried fake mouth-bomb in heist

David L. Teibel and Heidi Rowley
Tucson Citizen
Oct. 4, 2005 12:00 AM

TUCSON - An Army sergeant based at Fort Huachuca walked into a bank Monday, his mouth covered in duct tape, and presented a note saying he had a bomb in his mouth, police said.

Sgt. Jeffry Leon Lewis Jr., 33, was arrested after the 9:30 a.m. incident at a Wells Fargo bank branch in Tucson. Police found no explosives in his mouth, backpack, vehicle or on the grounds around the bank, Tucson police Sgt. Mark Robinson said.

As the drama unfolded, Claudia Martinez, 35, were sitting in the next-door McDonald's with her husband. advertisement

Police rushed in and ordered them to leave.

"They were saying this man was very mad, he had a bomb in his mouth," Claudia said. "When they said it was a bomb threat I got goose bumps all over."

Robinson said the man walked into the bank and gave a bank employee a note announcing the robbery.

The bank called police and officers ordered people to leave the bank.

Two women became confused and headed back into the bank, Robinson said.

The two officers followed the women, stopped them from going inside and spotted the suspect, Robinson said.

The officers "rushed the suspect," took him into custody, walked him to a metal rail fence away from other people, handcuffed him to one of the rails and backed away. They recognized him by the tape on his mouth, Robinson said.

"It was very brave (of the officers) to separate him from the public," he said. "They really were faced with a situation that they had to take immediate action on and they made the choice to put themselves in harm's way."

A bomb squad robot removed the tape. Robinson said once the tape was taken off, Lewis spat out an unidentified object, which was not an explosive device.

Lewis has admitted that the bomb threat was hoax, Officer Dallas Wilson said. He also admitted to a Jan. 22 robbery attempt at the same bank, police said.

Eric Hortin, deputy public affairs officer at Fort Huachuca, said Lewis had been stationed there for two years. Lewis entered the service on Oct. 1, 2001. Hortin said he is an electronics repair specialist and has not been deployed since arriving at Fort Huachuca. He did not know about any previous deployments.

"Truly it's always difficult when a soldier is in this situation," Hortin said. "This kind of news hits everybody in the command hard."

He said the Army is not taking any action concerning Lewis, as the incident happened in the jurisdiction of Tucson police.

Robinson said he did not know why the man launched the bizarre robbery, whether he got into the bank's vault, whether he got any money or, if so, how much and whether it was recovered.

Link Posted: 10/4/2005 4:38:59 PM EDT
Well you have to admit it was an original idea lol
Link Posted: 10/4/2005 4:41:00 PM EDT

Two women became confused and headed back into the bank, Robinson said.


Link Posted: 10/4/2005 4:41:04 PM EDT
Somebody needs to photoshop a horsecock in that robot's pincers.
Link Posted: 10/4/2005 4:56:04 PM EDT
I knew a woman that had a load go off in her mouth.
Link Posted: 10/4/2005 5:28:36 PM EDT
I would like it known that I am successfully keeping my mouth shut.
Link Posted: 10/4/2005 5:32:51 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/4/2005 5:33:20 PM EDT by jkstexas2001]
Link Posted: 10/4/2005 5:38:13 PM EDT
Oh shit thats my old team leader from AZ!
Link Posted: 10/4/2005 5:41:38 PM EDT
I got bad news for SGT Leon, that machine is not the robotic bomb disarmer.
That is an ASR (Automatic Sodomy Robot)
Link Posted: 10/4/2005 5:42:27 PM EDT
Link Posted: 10/4/2005 5:43:47 PM EDT
That is some delicate robot work..

+1 for that operator...
Link Posted: 10/4/2005 5:44:33 PM EDT
Yeah, they completely closed speedway rd for 3 hours for this too, both directions.

* U of A is basically split by speedway rd
Link Posted: 10/4/2005 5:57:30 PM EDT

An Army sergeant based at Fort Huachuca walked into a bank Monday, his mouth covered in duct tape, and presented a note saying he had a bomb in his mouth, police said.

Not guilty, the heat makes people do crazy things out there. Hell, I'd probably rob a bank to get out of being stationed there, the ACLU will sue for me if I dont get AC in my prison cell.

Link Posted: 10/4/2005 5:58:51 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/4/2005 6:08:41 PM EDT by napalm]
Wonder if he had anything to do with this one:


4 men hold up Mesa bank

The Arizona Republic
Oct. 3, 2005 09:45 AM

Police are looking for four men who held up a Wells Fargo Bank in Mesa on Saturday.

Police said three men entered the bank at 1860 E. University about 9:45 a.m. and ordered everybody to the floor. A fourth man waited outside in a vehicle.

Two of the men removed an undisclosed amount of money while the third guarded the doors.

All three left in the vehicle, which had been reported stolen out of Glendale. The vehicle was recovered in an alley in the 400 block of North Williams.

That was right around the corner from my house.


Have fun in Leavenworth, jagoff.
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