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Police say man in wheelchair robbed bank

Police say man in wheelchair robbed bank

PALO ALTO, Calif. - Palo Alto police are looking for a bank robber who favors a decidedly slow-speed getaway vehicle — an electric wheelchair. Police said a man in his 60s with gray hair and a beard held up the Wachovia Bank branch at the Stanford Shopping Center late this afternoon with a black handgun.

After the stickup, he left in his wheelchair and was last seen motoring down a nearby street toward El Camino Real, a major thoroughfare.

Witnesses say the man's legs were wrapped in bandages and his right leg was sticking straight out while he zoomed away.

Police are looking for a white Ford van that the suspect may have been hoisted into after the robbery.

Investigators don't know whether the wheelchair was just a prop or whether the suspect was truly disabled.

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Chalk one up for the Palo Alto PD. Johnny-on-the-spot.

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The police did a grand job, couldent catch a guy in a wheelchair, If they were riding bicycles they may have done a better job.


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LOL - not all guys in wheelchairs are good guys....

I remember a friend was called for jury service on an assualt case, and the accused was in a wheelchair. Lots of sympathy from the court about his condition, but the evidence produced just swung the jury about his guilt.

In the UK any previous convictions are not released to the jury at the trial until after the case is completed.

So it was a great relief for them to discover that the wheelchair man that they has just found guilty had a long criminal record, including breaking his back while trying to escape a previous jail sentence....
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