October 2, 2009

Teller couldn’t read robber’s note

A would-be robber handed a bank teller in Oregon a note saying, Need $300 or I'll kill you, but the teller couldn't read the handwriting, police said.

The teller at a Wells Fargo branch in Hillsboro, Ore., told the woman -- identified as Stephanie Martin -- she couldn't decipher the note. Martin then went to a counter and rewrote the note on a bank slip, police told KPTV, Portland.

The teller hit a silent alarm, and the bank's manager appeared, asking how he could help Martin.

She told him she wanted to open an account.

Police officers and FBI agents who arrested Martin said she was under the influence of drugs.