Skip to comments.Man causes bank panic after saying "gun" to teller (Arrested)
Posted on 09/17/2013 2:38:51 AM PDT by raybbr
GLASTONBURY, Conn. (WTNH)-- A man walked into a Glastonbury bank Monday and said the word 'gun' to a teller. He also tried writing a note. But, he wasn't robbing the place.
It happened at the TD Bank North in Glastonbury. Police say Robert Gursky was at the teller window when he noticed a man with a gun tucked under his shirt. He said gun to the teller, wrote a note but never handed it to her and then walked out of the bank.
They triggered the panic alarm.
"As a result of the investigation of the bank employees, he was cited with breach of peace," said Agent Kevin Szydlo, Glastonbury Police Department
It turns out the man with the gun was in law enforcement.
Police say using the word gun in a bank is the same as yelling fire in a crowded theater. Mr. Gursky says it was all a misunderstanding, he only meant to do good, and the miscommunication was the problem.
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According to this dope anyone carrying, other than the polizei, causes alarm.
What if you’re of the Clan Gunn and want to make a deposit?
Do you mime your name?
I’d challenge this in court.
Everyone knows you’re supposed to say “chemical reaction propelled kinetic projectile launching mechanism” to avoid any sudden comprehension which may lead to an overreaction.
No, you wrote 'I have a gub.'
It sounds like the ignorance cancels each other out in this case.
That seems like quite a stretch.
I would say the teller jumped the gun; but that’s liberal for ya.
It is a concealed carry state for those with the proper permits.
Concealed carry means people can’t see the weapon. If it is in plane sight you have failed at concealed carry.
Excellent! Woody when he was funny.
Maybe you could nibble a Pop Tart into the shape of your name....
Just don’t say it in a bank ;)
It would also seem that he is confused as to whether anyone can carry concealed in his state, but that doing so seems like the better choice....maybe....or maybe not....he’ll get back to us on this matter...sometime.
And...now I’m craving Pop Tarts.
“I’m sorry, you’ll have to have a bank officer sign your note. “
The guys behavior was provocative, and odd. He had the weapon visibly stuffed under his shirt, he approached the window, started writing a note and said “gun”.
When I was in the Army, I was often armed with a side arm on the Strasse (in Germany) in uniform either with a concealed 0.38 in a shoulder harness under my field jacket, or a 0.45 on a pistol belt. I never made any attempted to act like a bad ass or draw attention to myself or intimidate anyone.
It doesn’t matter what state you are in or whatever their laws, walk down the street with a firearm in view and unless you are a uniformed guard or policeman someone will call 9/11 in short order and police will pounce.You will be lucky not to be shot by them if you don’t obey their orders fast enough.
Gursky is a typical Ct liberal idiot. Probably parks in the fire lane at the store.
He will cry in front of the judge and be absolved of his pussified stupidity.
According to the story he had the firearm stuffed under his shirt, but apparently in a manner so that it was visible. Then he walks into a bank, goes to a teller window, writes a note and says “gun”. He’s lucky to alive, imho.
The note writer could have been more descriptive rather than just writing “gun” and the authorities could have been less aggressive and blind to the facts.
Don’t ever say lip balm when going through airport security.
“The guys behavior was provocative, and odd. He had the weapon visibly stuffed under his shirt, he approached the window, started writing a note and said gun.”
Boy, did you NOT read the story.
Police say using the word gun in a bank is the same as yelling fire in a crowded theater.
I say that's a lie.
Ever been to NM or AZ? I've walked down the street in both states wearing a firearm in full view, and no-one even noticed, much less called the cops.
Read the story please; Police say Robert Gursky was at the teller window when he noticed a man with a gun tucked under his shirt.
Belaboring the obvious, he was attempting to notify the bank that someone had a visible weapon. For him to be arrested as a precaution is, unfortunately, logical in order to make sure of the situation. I am hoping that this idiocy of "breech of peace" goes into the trashcan where it belongs.
He didn’t yell, like a good little student, he told the teacher. The nosy bastard did see a gun and behaved just like they are taught in school. “Go tell an adult”, but he couldn’t find one. Perhaps if they were not such a bunch of professional victims and metrosexuals, somebody would have checked before going into panic mode.
I guess if there’s a fire in the theater, you should keep your mouth shut and leave.
I’ve been to NM and AZ but didn’t see anyone wearing firearms. Not saying nobody does. I take your word that you did and wear not bothered by 911 callers or police. Maybe they thought you were a reenactment actor such as they have in NM and AZ.
Dressed in a t-shirt, jeans, and sneakers?
Just because you aren't familiar with something doesn't mean it doesn't exist.
I would say SO! If people on a PLANE can see it from THAT distance, you have REALLY failed at concealing the weapon! :-)
I didn't say it didn't as you'll see if you re-read my post. But my original contention that you'd likely alarm somebody enough for them to call 911 probably would hold true in most other places.
“Dont ever say lip balm when going through airport security.”
And if you should suddenly see your good buddy Jack, don’t EVER call out, “Hi, Jack!!” ;)