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Posted: 9/8/2004 3:13:38 PM EDT
Man robs bank with rusty pitchfork

Wednesday, September 8, 2004 Posted: 7:59 AM EDT (1159 GMT)

AIKEN, South Carolina (AP) -- A robber who used a rusty pitchfork to stick up a bank got away -- and so far, finding him has been like looking for a needle in a haystack.

The man, wearing sunglasses and a mask, entered Security Federal Bank Tuesday morning and threatened employees with the 4-foot-long pitchfork. The man took an undisclosed amount of money.

The robber dropped the farm tool as he ran from the bank through a wooded area to a golf course behind the bank, police said.

Bloodhounds tracked the robber to a fast food restaurant parking lot, where police say the man got into a white van driven by a woman.

No customers were in the bank during the holdup, and no one was injured.

Link Posted: 9/8/2004 3:17:43 PM EDT

Link Posted: 9/8/2004 3:18:11 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/8/2004 3:18:21 PM EDT
Well lets ban rusty pitchforks now
Link Posted: 9/8/2004 3:20:35 PM EDT
Hmm, rusty, definitely pre-ban!
Link Posted: 9/8/2004 3:22:37 PM EDT

If he would just wait till Monday he could get an Uzi from his neighborhood ice cream man

Dude, you literally made me laugh out loud!
Link Posted: 9/8/2004 4:05:26 PM EDT
Maybe it was the Devil.
Link Posted: 9/8/2004 4:22:41 PM EDT

Originally Posted By j3_:
Maybe it was the Devil.

Link Posted: 9/8/2004 6:00:04 PM EDT
Hey! I used to work at that bank about 11 years ago.
Link Posted: 9/8/2004 6:23:45 PM EDT
Wonder if it had a pistol grip?

Link Posted: 9/8/2004 6:26:45 PM EDT
OK, I'd bet good odds that the bank had a no weapons policy!
Link Posted: 9/8/2004 6:26:58 PM EDT
You can get some serious lockjaw from a rusty pitchfork.
Link Posted: 9/8/2004 8:59:53 PM EDT
Woulda been so much earier with a telescoping handle.

- BG

Link Posted: 9/8/2004 9:00:47 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/8/2004 9:00:55 PM EDT by Taxman]
Damn I posted the same thing.

I live nearby too. Where can I get a pitchfork-proof vest.
Link Posted: 9/8/2004 9:07:42 PM EDT

Originally Posted By ar50troll:
Well lets ban rusty pitchforks now

Do it for the children
Link Posted: 9/8/2004 9:32:54 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/8/2004 9:33:24 PM EDT by KA3B]
Diane Fienstien introducing new bill to ban rusty pitchforks with more than 3 tines.
Says no one needs high capacity pitch forks.

FFA refuses to take stand against high capacity rusty pitchfork debate, instead wants to spend time and money educating children what to do if they find a rusty pitchfork.

The Brady Center released a statement on Rusty Pitchfork Control stating that they do not want to take away legal rusty pitchforks (three tines or less).
however, they stated that one of their goals it to outlaw handheld garden rakes (as shown with a legal to own handheld garden shovel).

No one needs a handheld garden rake was the response that Sara Brady gave.

6 years after the rusty pitchfork ban went into effect Dian Fienstien and Charles Schumer introduced a high capacity garden and leaf rake ban.
Showing the FBI stats over the last 200 years of crimes committed with leaf and garden rakes Fienstien was quoted as saying "If not now then when.".
Link Posted: 9/8/2004 10:56:02 PM EDT

This is one hell of a way to make it into the news...

Now I got to call Dad and see how much he got
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