Pro tip for bank robbers: Leave your ID at home

Photo courtesy of
‘The Cell’
courtesy of ‘andertho’

Alleged bank robber Kelvin James Crosby, 28, of High Point North Carolina was pinched in our fair city during a traffic stop. We’ll be sending him back to NC to stand trial for a bank robbery, during which he is reported by police to have dropped a personal document with his name on it. After finding this document, police compared a picture of Crosby to the surveillance tape and decided that was a good enough match to justify putting a warrant out for his arrest.

I’d like to think that if I was going to go stick up a joint I’d avoid carrying around my bills and love letters, but perhaps it was a spur of the moment kind of thing inspired by this bit of mail that drove him to it. You can insert your own lobbyist/congress crooks-coming-to-DC joke here.

Well I used to say something in my profile about not quite being a “tinker, tailor, soldier, or spy” but Tom stole that for our about us page, so I guess I’ll have to find another way to express that I am a man of many interests.

Hmm, guess I just did.

My tastes run the gamut from sophomoric to Shakespeare and in my “professional” life I’ve sold things, served beer, written software, and carried heavy objects… sometimes at the same place. It’s that range of loves and activities that makes it so easy for me to love DC – we’ve got it all.


One thought on “Pro tip for bank robbers: Leave your ID at home

  1. You may laugh, but lots of times robbing people and businesses really is a spur-of-the-moment decision with woefully little planning. Me, I would plan the hell out of such an undertaking, but I have good impulse control and thus don’t do stupid stuff like this.