I don’t know if it’s too many movies like Reservoir Dogs, Heat, and their ilk or what, but I have developed a warped, romanticized view of “the bank job”. I am fully aware this is not a pc-view.. yes, they are greedy.. yes, they terrorize innocent bank patrons and employees.. yes, they even cost taxpayers like me money. But come on, how big do your cajones have to be to look at an imposing, secured structure like a bank and say to yourself, “That bitch is MINE!”
Conversely, I cut law enforcement a lot of leeway when it comes to going after the bank robbers. I won’t even go into my general opinion of law enforcement, but in the case of bank jobs, I want the cops to bring everything they got. The bank job is the pinnacle of “cops v. robbers” in my book – the big leagues – I want to see the elites compete.
So, while most of you will probably find this vid only mildly entertaining, I absolutely loved it. Bank robber gets pinned, negotiates with a hostage, secures his demands, releases hostage, begins his getaway… grossly underestimates what the cops are willing to do to stop him. And the cops knew this was being broadcast live to all of Spain! Just awesome.
thanks to Alastair for the vid