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Thief Dressed As Santa Claus Robs Bank - Kris Kringle Look-Alike Armed With 9-Millimeter Handgun
WSMW ^ | December 22, 2009

Posted on 12/22/2009 5:48:16 PM PST by Shermy

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Police said a man dressed in a full Santa Claus suit robbed a Hermitage bank Tuesday morning.

The robbery occurred just after 10 a.m. at SunTrust Bank on Old Hickory Boulevard, just north of Lebanon Road.

The thief, described as a white male between 6 feet and 6 feet 4 inches tall, was dressed as Kris Kringle and armed with a 9-millimeter handgun, said police.

Witnesses said when two bank managers tried to get him to remove his sunglasses, that's when they said he pulled out the weapon and demanded money.

"It was a little unbelievable. He was actually jovial, which is scary. He explained that he was robbing the bank because Santa had to pay his elves," said witness Richlyn Jones.

"I was just wondering if he was going to be stupid enough to hurt somebody, but once he started getting what he wanted, I could see he was going to leave," said witness James Edwards.

The man left the bank in a gray car, possibly a Nissan Altima. It was unclear how much money was taken.

No one was hurt during the robbery. The FBI Task Force and Metro police are investigating the case.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: santaclaus

1 posted on 12/22/2009 5:48:18 PM PST by Shermy
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To: Shermy

bad bad santa


2 posted on 12/22/2009 5:50:33 PM PST by dalebert
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To: Shermy
He explained that he was robbing the bank because Santa had to pay his elves

lol
3 posted on 12/22/2009 5:52:37 PM PST by randomhero97 ("First you want to kill me, now you want to kiss me. Blow!" - Ash)
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To: dalebert

Paging SWAT team to North Pole.


4 posted on 12/22/2009 5:53:32 PM PST by DannyTN
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To: Shermy

Good thing that somebody had the time to measure the .355 bore.

That’ll mean that those who use .40 S&W in their robberies won’t be falsely accused.


5 posted on 12/22/2009 5:54:30 PM PST by benewton (Life sucks, then you die)
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To: Shermy

Looks like an underemployed bluegrass musician to me. Has to pay his session players.


6 posted on 12/22/2009 5:58:09 PM PST by The_Media_never_lie
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To: Shermy

Somebody’s getting coal in their stocking...


7 posted on 12/22/2009 5:58:25 PM PST by GreenLanternCorps ("Barack Obama" is Swahili for "Jimmy Carter".)
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To: benewton

There are a few more photos at the site. One showing a side view of the weapon. They could blow it up easily for make and model.

Come to think of it, these are the first digital photos of a bank robbery I have seen. Usually the bank robber photos look like some 8mm film from 1970’s tech.


8 posted on 12/22/2009 5:59:22 PM PST by Shermy
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To: Shermy
You got to watch the 5pm news video from channel 4
http://www.wsmv.com/video/22039942/index.html
About half way through the video they interview a kid about the bank robbery and the kid informs us that it wasn't the true Santa. It's a gotta see video and please ping others to the video.
9 posted on 12/22/2009 6:05:59 PM PST by ReformedBeckite
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To: DannyTN

“Paging SWAT team to North Pole.”

Already been done...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jQrPx7rinZw


10 posted on 12/22/2009 6:20:12 PM PST by GreenLanternCorps ("Barack Obama" is Swahili for "Jimmy Carter".)
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To: Shermy
There's nothing new under the sun....(from 1927)

1927 Bank Robbery

11 posted on 12/22/2009 6:33:12 PM PST by texson66 (DemonRats: Remember: They have what it takes to TAKE WHAT YOU HAVE!)
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To: Shermy

Is it just me, or doesn’t something similar to this seem to happen every Christmas season?


12 posted on 12/22/2009 6:34:52 PM PST by Allegra (It doesn't matter what this tagline says...the liberals are going to call it "racist.")
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To: Shermy
Ho ho ho, Ho!
13 posted on 12/22/2009 6:37:28 PM PST by LiberConservative (Global Warming/'Climate Change": Biggest Scam in History)
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To: texson66
I'm trying to get one of my younger kin to take a good look at that and write a screenplay...would make a great movie.

'Course it's where Paris Hilton has her roots...Cisco, Texas.

My Grandparents went to the lynching in Eastland where it concluded.

14 posted on 12/22/2009 6:43:51 PM PST by Deaf Smith
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To: Shermy

HE OBVIOUSLY WAS UNINSURED........


15 posted on 12/22/2009 6:53:05 PM PST by is_is (VPD of Sgt Dan, Former 2/5 MARINE - "Sleep Well America......Your Marines have your Back")
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To: benewton

I was thinking the same thing... how do they know it was a 9mm?


16 posted on 12/22/2009 6:53:30 PM PST by KingNo155
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To: benewton; KingNo155

Some people can tell the difference?

I have to admit someone gave me a cartridge that completely fooled me. I had to look at the headstamp to know what it is. I have it hanging on my car mirror now. .41 Action Express.


17 posted on 12/22/2009 7:04:27 PM PST by Shooter 2.5 (NRA /Patron - TSRA- IDPA)
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To: dalebert

Put out an apb for Billy Bob Thornton!


18 posted on 12/22/2009 7:18:15 PM PST by Newtoidaho (Liberals are nothing more than drooling buffoons. Spread the word.)
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To: Shermy

An obvious fake. The real Santa Claus would never carry a 9mm. He packs something more appropriate for polar bear country.


19 posted on 12/22/2009 7:21:25 PM PST by Redcloak ("Oh, bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: Shermy

The real Santa would have come in the chimney and been in and out in a tiny fraction of a second (he must move that fast to make all his deliveries in one night).


20 posted on 12/22/2009 7:35:42 PM PST by AndyTheBear
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To: GreenLanternCorps

LOL


21 posted on 12/22/2009 7:53:49 PM PST by DannyTN
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To: Shermy

You know that couldn’t really be The Man. He carries a .45, and that’s his hideout piece. His regular carry piece is .50 AE Desert Eagle.


22 posted on 12/22/2009 8:06:09 PM PST by El Gato ("The Second Amendment is the RESET button of the United States Constitution." -- Doug McKay)
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