Friday, March 02, 2007

Laughing Lolitas pull bank heist; captured two days later

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It must have been the pot. What else could make it seem like a good idea to two 19-year old Atlanta-area women to put on sunglasses and laugh their way through a bank robbery?

Heather Johnston and Ashley Miller, along with 22-year-old Benny Herman Allen III, a bank teller at a Bank of America in a Cobb County, Ga., Kroger, were arrested after a short car chase two days after they pulled off their Ha-Ha Heist. The three were charged with felony theft and marijuana possession.

The Associated Press reports that a fourth accomplice, Michael Chastang, 27, also was arrested and charged with felony theft and drug trafficking. His role in the plot is unclear from news reports.

The women were charged with the less serious offense of felony theft rather than bank robbery because they had inside help from Allen, the teller.

The press has dubbed these women the "Barbie Bandits."

Hey, kids! I know sometimes phrases popular in previous generations don't always make sense to you... but this is not what is meant by "laughing all the way to the bank."

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