A bumbling burglar walked into a local bank in Santa Cruz demanding $2,000. Not only was he turned down, he was then arrested by police after being talked into applying for a loan!



Mark Smith, a 59-year-old California man, had approached a teller saying that he had a bomb in his backpack and would set it off unless he got the money. But after hearing his demands, the bank's manager suggested that Smith should just take out a loan instead. The manager told Smith that she'd go to get the paperwork for him to fill out and used the opportunity to dial 911.

Police arrested Smith, charging him with attempted robbery, making criminal threats, and making a false bomb report because (unsurprisingly) Smith didn't actually have a bomb. Talk about your busted bank robberies...

via SCS