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Published:December 24th, 2011 11:16 EST

Man Orders Beer, Robs Bank A Few Doors Away, Returns To Bar!

By Robert Paul Reyes

"Pasco County, Fla., deputies say a man ordered a beer at a bar, left allegedly to rob a bank, then returned to finish his beer in the bar and was arrested."


This curious UPI article leaves a few questions unanswered:


*Why did the bank robber, John Robin Whittle, return to the bar to finish his beer? Maybe he didn`t want to waste his suds, but he could have bought several kegs of beer with the loot from the bank robbery.

*Why did he rob a bank just a few doors down from the bank? The UPI article doesn`t mention a getaway vehicle, it could be it was just a matter of convenience to rob the nearest bank,considering Whittle doesn`t own a car.

*When Whittle walked into the bar had he already made up his mind to rob a bank? I don`t think so because if he was already determined to rob a bank he would have ordered a shot of whisky to fortify himself for the task ahead, downed it in one gulp, and marched to the bank. This dude was nursing a glass of beer, as if weighing the pros and cons of holding up a bank.

*To pull off a successful bank robbery, it`s imperative to get away as far as possible and as quickly as possible from the scene of the crime. This character casually strolled back to the bar to finish his drink. Did Whittle return to the bar to wait for the cops? Maybe this dude doesn`t own a car or a house, and he simply wanted someplace warm (even a jail cell) to spend the holidays.

Needless to say, the cops quickly nabbed the mysterious bank robber

I wish I could spend an hour with this gentleman, drinking beers and getting to know his life story.

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