There I was--checking the news--and behold--the ATM bandits have struck again! That is of course what I am calling them--the police are still deciding if the 2 events are "related".PAHLEASE! What I am loving about this whole thing is how really Montana this has all been. First we have the guys on the tractor taking out the ATM, taking it down the road and smashing it and taking the money. Get er' done, Earl. Now this:
(From Sept. 8, 2009)
The Ravalli County Sheriff's Office is seeking information about an ATM machine theft from the Stumble Inn bar in Victor Monday morning.
An unknown suspect or suspects forcibly entered the bar through the front door and removed a white ATM machine that was bolted to the floor.
Investigators are currently attempting to determine how much money was in the machine.
Stolen ATM found in Missoula
Sep 9, 2008 05:20 PM MDT
Reporting from KPAX in Missoula
The Missoula County Sheriff's Department have found the ATM machine stolen from Ravalli County in Missoula.
The ATM was found smashed into pieces at the wye just before 9 a.m. Monday.
The machine was stolen from the Stumble Inn bar in Victor Monday morning.
Unknown suspects forcibly entered the bar through the front door and removed a white ATM machine, prying it from the floor.
So many levels of funny. First of all-- the Stumble Inn is about 15 minutes down the highway from me in a building that looks like if someone DID stumble in it would fall over. 2nd--when I first heard the story (living in the middle of nowhere like I do) I thought they said someone had gone into the bar and stole a white AT"V" that was bolted to the floor. My only thought was--why in the world did that bar have a 4 wheeler bolted to the floor and if they were that desperate why didn't they just steal one from a dealership?! (I've obviously lived here too long!)
Just thought you should know that we are in the middle of a crime wave here--a spree as it were! I so want to interview these guys when they catch them.