Monday, April 11, 2005

Life imitates a Super Bowl commercial

A South Boston native robbed a couple of banks by mimicking the mannerisms of an Ameriquest ad. From the Boston Globe - “Robber allegedly steals from TV ad”:

His technique, police said, is similar to one used in an Ameriquest Mortgage Company commercial that debuted during the Super Bowl. In the commercial, a man talking on his cellphone at a convenience store tells the person on the phone that he/she is getting robbed, and the store clerk thinks the store is being robbed.

''Watching the surveillance tape, he mimicked that commercial exactly," said Officer Michael McCarthy, a spokesman for the Boston Police Department.
The dumb crook was nabbed after hitting a bunch of cars on Beacon Hill then driving the wrong way down a one-way street. Without a license.

1 comment:

Attila said...

I was in Massachusetts for 3 years during law school, and it occurs to me that driving the wrong way down a one-way street is pretty normal there, at least in the eastern half of the state.