Man attempts to rob bank, gets talked into filling out loan papers, then arrested … then the story goes viral
The most popular story on the Sentinel website today is a short police brief that we published last week.
To summarize, guy goes into a Watsonville bank, claiming to have a bomb and interested in robbing the place for enough money to pay a friend’s rent. Staff suggests he’d be way better off filling out loan paperwork, which he does, and then he gets arrested.
But this is a story people are now viewing and talking about across the country, and beyond. We’re getting traffic from Gawker, Boingboing, and we’ve had thousands of views from the Spanish language site meneame.net. It’s been shared on Facebook more than 500 times, it’s starting to climb in popularity on reddit.com, and we may be just getting warmed up. It’s even building some traffic on guyism.com.
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