Thursday, April 13, 2006

Did He Smell Like Old Style?

Beware of Harry Caray lookalikes while banking.

A thief disguised as former Cubs announcer Harry Caray pulls off a bank heist in Chicago's southwest suburbs.

On Wednesday, Palos Heights Police say a man walked into the Palos Bank and Trust on South Harlem. He was wearing a dark blue uniform and the trademark Harry Caray glasses.

The man reportedly waited in line and when his turn came, he handed the teller a note. FBI investigators say she handed him $2,000 and he took off in a silver Toyota.

This happened a couple of weeks ago and I can't believe I hadn't heard this story yet. Hysterical. Dude does have some nerve. Going into White Sox territory disguised as Harry Caray and robbing a bank? Ballsy. That's just asking for a beatdown. Let him keep the money.

If the guy has a sense of humor, I hope he signed his check by jumbling up his name.

(Hat tip, Kegtron.)


Blogger Bill-DC said...

I'm surprised he didn't stop by Harry Caray's restuarant for a free dinner.

BTW, is that still open? I haven't been to Chicago since 2000.

3:37 PM  
Blogger UnknownColumn said...

Yes, Harry Caray's is still open, and come to think of it, donning a Harry Caray disguise would be a great way to get some free drinks.

7:07 PM  

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