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.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.
''Watching the surveillance tape, he mimicked that commercial exactly," said Officer Michael McCarthy, a spokesman for the Boston Police Department.