Man uses fake bomb to rob SC bank

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ROCK HILL, S.C. — Police in Rock Hill have arrested a man they say used a fake bomb to rob a bank.

Forty-nine-year-old John Edward Burchfield Jr. of Rock Hill is charged with possession of a fake bomb and entering a bank with intent to steal.

Police say a man entered the bank late Tuesday morning and threatened to detonate a bomb with a remote device.

Lt. Brad Redfearn says the man left with an unknown amount of money. Redfearn says Burchfield was arrested after an officer noticed a taxi circling the area apparently waiting to pick up someone.

Redfearn says the money was recovered.

He says a robot went into the bank to examine the device which was determined to be a fake bomb.

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shrimp for breakfast
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shrimp for breakfast 01/04/12 - 09:27 am
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A taxi as a getaway car? You

A taxi as a getaway car?
You just can't make this stuff up!
It's one thing to be stupid enough to rob a bank but it's a whole 'nother LEVEL of stupid to rise to this guy's idiocy. LOLOLOLOL!

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my.voice 01/04/12 - 01:07 pm
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Maybe they can put him in a

Maybe they can put him in a fake jail.

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