Robber steals idea from superbowl commercial

Oh it was bound to happen - really, it was. When the Ameriquest super bowl ad "robbery" aired, we knew some schmuck would reenact the scene.

We never guessed he'd actually get away with robbing bank that way though. Timothy Connor managed to withdraw almost $6,000 cash from two banks and one liquor store last month using the "talk on mobile phone" technique seen in the ad.

"Watching the surveillance tape, he mimicked that commercial exactly," said Officer Michael McCarthy, a spokesman for the Boston Police Department." to The Boston Globe

Watch the ad here

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Since this happened in the states, I imagine that we can expect one of the victims to sue Ameriquest for giving Connor the idea in the first place... ;o)