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Man Shot In Aborted Bank Robbery (and the getaway car blowed up real good!)
Hartford Courant ^ | 7.17.02 | JIM FARRELL

Posted on 07/18/2002 12:25:02 PM PDT by mhking

Edited on 09/03/2002 4:50:45 AM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

Three armed and masked men, one wearing a blond wig and miniskirt, shot a customer during an attempted midday bank robbery Tuesday in the heart of downtown East Hartford.

The men escaped in a red Corvette convertible. About an hour later, the Corvette, parked in an open-air parking garage on Collins Street in Hartford, exploded in flames, sending tenants fleeing into the street.


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1 posted on 07/18/2002 12:25:02 PM PDT by mhking
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To: mhking
Three armed and masked men, one wearing a blond wig and miniskirt...

This isn't the same guy wearing the "Dolly Parton" wig and a red skirt posing as a girl scout on another thread, is it?

2 posted on 07/18/2002 12:27:16 PM PDT by wimpycat
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To: wimpycat
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/718365/posts

Click on the link! It's from the same newspaper!
3 posted on 07/18/2002 12:29:06 PM PDT by wimpycat
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To: wimpycat
Three armed and masked men, one wearing a blond wig and miniskirt,

I wonder if he had the legs for it.

4 posted on 07/18/2002 12:29:26 PM PDT by Hillary's Lovely Legs
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To: mhking
"Three armed and masked men, one wearing a blond wig and miniskirt.."

"..looking in trashcans and talking to potential witnesses.."

"I heard the boom right underneath me.."

"Calderon, whose car was destroyed in the blaze.."

Welcome to Bizarro World.

5 posted on 07/18/2002 12:33:33 PM PDT by TomServo
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To: mhking
the would-be bank robbers pulled into an illegal parking spot

and on top of everything else....

6 posted on 07/18/2002 12:39:50 PM PDT by ibbryn
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To: mhking
""The first guy had a double-barreled shotgun pointed right at me," said Green.

Who are we going to believe in this article? The nursing student across the street who saw machine guns or the guy who had a shotgun pointed at his face? I guess the editor had to push his agenda.

7 posted on 07/18/2002 12:41:56 PM PDT by Shooter 2.5
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To: mhking
If three adults can get into a Corvette, then maybe they should be looking for the same "clowns" that were reported a day or two previous here at FR.
8 posted on 07/18/2002 12:42:02 PM PDT by Deguello
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To: mhking
"I heard the boom right underneath me," said Incarnacion Calderon, whose car was destroyed in the blaze. "I just got finished paying for that car and now it's ruined."

Hope she didn't rush out to cancel her collision and comp coverage the day she mailed out that last payment...

9 posted on 07/18/2002 12:42:36 PM PDT by general_re
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To: mhking
About an hour later, the Corvette, parked in an open-air parking garage on Collins Street in Hartford, exploded in flames, sending tenants fleeing into the street.

What a strange sentence.

How many tenants typically live in an open-air parking garage?

Or were these people actually tenants who were living in the Corvette?

10 posted on 07/18/2002 12:44:50 PM PDT by Bob
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To: Deguello
If three adults can get into a Corvette...

My first thought was "How?" Must have been real cozy. Not my first choice for a three man getaway car.

11 posted on 07/18/2002 12:45:49 PM PDT by hopespringseternal
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To: hopespringseternal
My thoughts also...and did the guy in the mini-skirt straddle the gearshift?
12 posted on 07/18/2002 1:02:08 PM PDT by maximus@Nashville
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To: hopespringseternal
Amateur hour at the local bank. Steal a 'Vette (as opposed to something inconspicuous), shoot a patron, get no money, and leave a blazing fire on your getaway path. Geez.
13 posted on 07/18/2002 1:11:29 PM PDT by Fudd
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To: mhking
Nice SCTV reference. Now that was a show.
14 posted on 07/18/2002 1:22:18 PM PDT by triplejake
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To: mhking
Too bad none of the honest folk in the bank were armed.
15 posted on 07/18/2002 1:23:41 PM PDT by ArrogantBustard
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To: triplejake; mhking

16 posted on 07/18/2002 1:33:57 PM PDT by dighton
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To: mhking
Did they look like this?


17 posted on 07/18/2002 1:44:05 PM PDT by anymouse
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To: ArrogantBustard
Too bad none of the honest folk in the bank were armed.

That was what I was thinking.

18 posted on 07/18/2002 1:50:35 PM PDT by c-b 1
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To: mhking
"two of the men appeared to be carrying machine guns"

Uh...yeah, right...
19 posted on 07/18/2002 2:08:07 PM PDT by TheBattman
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To: mhking
the would-be bank robbers pulled into an illegal parking spot

My God! Have they no humanity!

20 posted on 07/18/2002 2:18:53 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants
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To: mhking
Could one of these guys be the same one wearing a blond wig and red skirt "selling Girl Scout cookies" in Manchester? That outfit looks familiar
21 posted on 07/18/2002 3:37:40 PM PDT by lsee
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To: Fudd
Right. This story is histerical. Three idiots steal a Corvette to rob a bank. Hell, tough enough to get 3 people into a Corvette, let alone the bags of money you are about to try to steal. Plus, who would ever notice 3 guys in a Corvette, one of whom is in drag? Then one of them is so scared he shoots a guy walking into the bank, and they run away. Oh well, back to the drawing board.
22 posted on 07/18/2002 4:20:22 PM PDT by CdMGuy
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