Police arrested a man earlier this week for bank robbery in Pinellas Park, near Largo. Normally this wouldn’t exactly be worldwide news but what makes this case so was that he based the entire crime on a quick google search for the phrase “how to rob a bank”.
Google’s good, but it ain’t that good.
During the incident the suspect entered the bank around 11am, insinuated that he had a gun and told the teller to pass him money. As soon as he had the cash in hand he fled the scene. He was later arrested at a hotel, having used the money to pay rent, some utility bills, and to also buy a load of drugs.
What we here at DigZoo are most interested in is how this guy’s totally absolutely batsh*t crazy plan actually kinda worked. As far as bank robberies go this guy went in, got money, left, spent the money, had a good time, and got caught. Which, really, is pretty much how all bank robberies go even in the very best cases. The suspect never made it clear whether his limited success could be entirely attributed to the information given by Google or if he wound up just winging it, but we here like to imagine that he found a little wikihow article that laid it all out in plain English alongside bizarre illustrations.
But what about you guys? How serious is your Google addiction? Would you let yourself make this kind of mistake? Or do you just unconsciously Google everything you need to know? Let us know in the comments below!