In San Francisco a fortnight ago, an attempted bank robbery was foiled when a cashier handed over $2,400 in a bag that contained a sack of dye. When the dye exploded, the robber dropped it and ran. But he came back the next day and robbed the same bank of $600. A San Francisco police spokesman commented: "We've had people do the same banks, but not two days in a row."
In Brisbane, a conman was sentenced to five years in jail after paying for a wedding reception with a cheque stolen from one of the guests. The following day, he also stole the guest's car. "You have added new meaning to the word contemptible," the judge said when passing sentence.Reuse content