Andrew Taylor walked into his local PNC Bank and walked out with $5,000, using only his “wits” and a purple Garfield mug.
Bank robbers don’t normally hang around the bank lobby for 15 minutes.
They also don’t tend to rob their regular bank – at least not without a disguise.
That’s why, police say, when Andrew Taylor walked into the PNC Bank just before 3 p.m. on Friday with a purple coffee mug and asked to speak to a bank employee, not much was thought about it.
Fifteen minutes later, court records say, Taylor, 42, told the bank employee that he needed $5,000. The coffee mug, he said, contained an explosive device, the record says. Taylor said he had the bomb detonator in his pocket.