Bank Robbery Doomed Before It Ever Started

By: Dave Spencer Email
By: Dave Spencer Email

It didn't take long for Nicholasville Police to arrest 35-year-old Joesph Morris of Boyle County.

Police say around 11:00 Wednesday morning they had a call from a concerned resident who saw a suspicious car driving back in forth in front of their home.

According to police, that car was staking out the Kentucky Bank on Main Street.

While police were on the way to check out the suspicious car, they say Morris went into the bank with a hatchet on his belt, and demanded money.

He then got into his car and drove away down a dead end street.

When Morris made the full circle drive around the street, the police were there waiting for him.

He was arrested for the robbery. No one was hurt and police have recovered the stolen money.


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  • by Mike Location: stearns on Jul 26, 2008 at 09:36 AM
    He didnt actually use the hatchet...he did however have his tool belt on that had a hatchet inside of it. He tried the old "my hand in my pocket is actually a gun" routine. And if your thinking wow this guy must be new at this...think again this is his 3rd felony and second robbery. Yeah nothing like waking up to your uncle on TV yet again....sigh.
  • by Stephanie Location: Lancaster on Jul 23, 2008 at 09:01 PM
    Ha ha ha. Poor idiot. They should just give him the money. Anybody that stupid obviously isn't capable of holding down a job to MAKE money. I think while I was "staking out" my bank to rob, I would have planned my get away a little better. And a hatchet? ha ha ha. I think I would have a hard time turning money over to a robber with a hatchet in his belt. That is almost as good as the guy robbing the ice cream store with a stapler. What would we do without stupid criminals giving us a good laugh?
  • by Dave Location: Garden Springs on Jul 23, 2008 at 06:53 PM
    People don't plan to fail, they fail to plan. First of all never bring a hatchet to rob a bank, the teller might have an axe. Second, steal a good GPS unit so you can get away without those pesky dead end streets. Third, the Nicholasville police get a little confused when they think they have a tazer in hand when it's a Glock.
  • by Ransom Location: Lexington on Jul 23, 2008 at 06:13 PM
    If I was him, my defense would be "I was too dumb to know what I was doing." Did he actually get any money or did he just steal the basket of suckers that they keep on the counter.
  • by Anonymous on Jul 23, 2008 at 03:32 PM
    Another idiot bank robber off the street. Good job!
  • by Clare Location: Nicholasville on Jul 23, 2008 at 10:15 AM
    Have to say I watched the capture of one of the suspects outside of my house, what I would like to know is if the robbers were from the area because if they were they were stupid, this is a circular road, one way in and one way out, they would have had to have driven past the scene of the crime to get out of the neighborhood in their vehicle. I also have to say, the rapid response of the police was amazing, although I don't think the undercover cop needed to have his gun drawn for such a long time in a residential neighborhood after they had one person in custody. But hey, guess they weren't dealing with rocket scientists so there was no knowing what the idiot that got away would have done!

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