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Montgomery, Township, NJ - Full-Size Cardboard Figure Causes PNC Bank Standoff

Published on: December 1, 2008 05:44 PM
By: WABC
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Montgomery, Township, NJ - A standoff at a New Jersey bank is over after police learned a “person” seen inside was actually a full-size cardboard figure.

Officers went to the PNC Bank in Montgomery Township after an alarm went off. They saw what they thought was at least one person through the windows of the bank, which had its blinds drawn.

The area was sealed off and three nearby apartment buildings were evacuated as a precaution. Meanwhile, authorities used bullhorns and made telephone calls in a bid to make contact with whoever might be in the bank.

After repeatedly failing to get a response, a SWAT team entered the building and discovered the cardboard figure.

It was not immediately clear what set off the bank alarm.


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 Dec 01, 2008 at 05:58 PM Frank Says:

I am glad that no police officers were hurt while trying to apprehend a piece of carboard.

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 Dec 01, 2008 at 07:24 PM Big Masmid Says:

B H everything worked out fine in the end, what a scare.

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 Dec 01, 2008 at 07:15 PM AAA Says:

sounds like indian comandos to me

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 Dec 01, 2008 at 08:39 PM murray Says:

Reply to #1  
Frank Says:

I am glad that no police officers were hurt while trying to apprehend a piece of carboard.

Actually one of them was hurt- he suffered a paper cut. His commrades put him in for the Purple Heart.

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 Dec 01, 2008 at 09:27 PM bigwheeel Says:

It sounds like the Chelm Police Department! Or the Keystone Kops!!! Usually, a tough figure is put in someplace to scare the thieves. Here, it scared the cops!!!

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 Dec 01, 2008 at 10:38 PM murray Says:

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bigwheeel Says:

It sounds like the Chelm Police Department! Or the Keystone Kops!!! Usually, a tough figure is put in someplace to scare the thieves. Here, it scared the cops!!!

Many financial institutions it would seem are not very sturdy, it is as if they have built a "house of cards", hence why not have a cardboard figure inside to represent this?

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