In what has got to be the most inventive real life bank heist I’ve ever heard of The Inner-Tube Robber struck Monroe, Washington with creativity. The robber thought way outside the box in what could be made into a Hollywood Movie. According to King5.com the man with the plan used a Craigslist.com ad to hire a dozen unsuspecting decoys to help him make his getaway following a robbery outside a Bank of America in Monroe. He then made his escape in an inner tube down a river.
“He was wearing a dust mask, a particle mask. At first I thought it might be a surgical mask. I still didn’t think anything was wrong, just unusual. Then I noticed he had a pump sprayer,” said Mitch Ruth, who had looked out his office window and noticed the man walking into the bank.
The robber sprayed the guard with pepper spray, grabbed a bag of money the guard was carrying and ran about 100 yards to the creek that runs into the Skykomish River, shedding clothes as he ran.
The robber planned ahead with decoys. This stemmed from an ad advertising $28.50 an hour for a road maintenance project. The ad called for a specific outfit, including mask, which the robber also wore. Half a dozen people showed up ready to work.
If this guy gets caught, he’ll get rich selling his story to Hollywood.