“Female” Robber Spoke Spanish To Hide Identity: Teller Couldn’t Speak Español

For today in sitcom plot bank robberies we go to San Antonio, Texas. That is where a person walked into a bank and handed the teller a note asking for money. What makes this a whacky, slapstick comedy of errors is how they went about the robbery attempt. While police are not giving out a positive gender identification of the suspect, from the released surveillance photo below it appears to be a man dressing as a woman in a costume that would thwart detectives from finding the grande heist master.

To top it off the “lady” in a fancy hat and sun glasses asked for a teller who spoke Spanish. The accommodating bank provided her with a supposed Spanish speaking representative to handle the transaction.  Once a Spanish speaking teller was available Salma Hayek over here handed him a deposit slip with the words “dame dinero” written on it. For those of you that don’t speak Spanish that means “give me money.” It turns out that the teller didn’t speak Spanish that well either. Guess they fudged that one a bit on their resume!

While Donald Trump was admonishing rival presidential candidate Jeb Bush for speaking Spanish at an event this week, he may be pleased to know that at least one San Antonio bank teller’s poor Spanish skills stopped a robbery. When the teller saw the note saying “dame dinero” he thought it said “Damien” and began looking up customer information under that name.  Of course it wasn’t Damien or he would have just used the power of the Dark Lord to acquire the cash.  



We have all been in long bank lines dying to leave as we and wait for the teller to tap away on the computer just to tell you that your bank account is zero. Apparently being a bank robber is no different and after several minutes the suspect got sick of waiting, took the note back and skedaddled.

The good news is that the San Antonio Police Department is offering a $5,000 reward for information that leads to finding the suspect. Hopefully no one is filming a Mexican Mrs. Doubtfire remake or they are going to have to answer some questions.

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Source:  San Antonio Express News