Wednesday, October 17, 2007

rel II, My son, the Corpus Christi Police Officer who foiled the robbery! Corpus Christi News and Information

Bank robbery comes to stunning end

By David Kassabian
Originally published 02:10 a.m., October 17, 2007
Updated 02:10 a.m., October 17, 2007

A man in his late 30s demanded money Tuesday from a Leopard Street bank but never made it out the door.

Officers arrived in minutes and shot him with a stun gun, police said.

An officer working an unrelated call near a Laredo National Bank branch in the 3500 block of Leopard Street was first on the scene after an alarm call came in from the bank, said Lt. Robert Diaz.

The man was taken into custody about 3:33 p.m. -- less than three minutes from when authorities first received the call.

"Money didn't change hands because it went down so fast," Diaz said. "It happened so quick it was over before (the suspect) knew it."

The man threatened a teller with a note that said he had a bomb, Diaz said. An officer shot the man with a Taser, and a bomb was not found.

He was arrested without further incident.

That's my boy!!!!!!!!!!

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Posted on October 17, 2007 at 6:15 a.m.

Maybe bank employees need tasers - there have been so many bank robberies lately. Glad they caught one - congratulations ccpd!

Posted on October 17, 2007 at 6:34 a.m.

What a wonderful story. It is always good to hear stories where the bad guy gets his. I am constantly impressed with how many perps CCPD knocks down. They do a really good job of catching these clowns.

Posted on October 17, 2007 at 7:03 a.m.

That is what I call effective use of the police force. I don't believe in tying up an officer for hours just so that he can sit on the side of the road with his lights on when road repairs are being done. I also don't think it's a good use of their time when they deviously position themselves at the bottom of hills or hidden areas in order to catch unsuspecting citizens who may be traveling over the speed limit. In short, they need to be available to respond to emergencies such as this one. Good catch!

Posted on October 17, 2007 at 9:02 a.m.

the Police sit on the side of the road during road repairs to make overtime money. they are not on duty. it's their day off and the construction companies pay the city for the use of the car and the officer makes extra money for his family.

Posted on October 17, 2007 at 11:18 a.m.

I think that Officer should get a reward!!
Hey ...he did risk his life!!
Congradulations C.C. Cop!!

Posted on October 17, 2007 at 3:22 p.m.

Great job ccpd! But you should have used your 9mm with hollow points. Would've saved us some $$ on a county bed, meals, public defender, DA, & court costs. The guy did make a threat to human life.


Blogger Flossy said...

Way to go Son of Rel!!

Although I would have been terrified when I found out if it had been my son.
You must be very proud of your boy, with good reason.

8:43 PM  
Blogger Puss-in-Boots said...

Oh well done Rel the Younger...that's one less low life off the streets.

As Flossy said, if I had a son, I would have been so scared for him. Maybe that's a mother's reaction.

Anyway, congratulations to having such a brave son.

9:27 PM  
Blogger PEA said...

Oh wow, Rel, it's no wonder you're so proud of him! I'm proud of him too:-) xox

9:56 PM  
Blogger Chipper said...

Wow that is so awesome!! Way to go Bobby!!

8:31 AM  
Blogger Churlita said...

How cool is that. Your son totally kicks butt...Literally.

4:16 PM  
Blogger jellyhead said...

Rel, that is an incredible and wonderful story. You must be busting with pride.

I hope your son is winding down again after such an adrenaline-charged experience.

5:06 PM  
Anonymous tongue in cheek said...

Wow!! I loved reading that! Hunk a love, I see you and Diane in those eyes of his!

5:16 PM  
Blogger Lee said...

Good for you, Rel Junior! You must be very proud and rightly so, Rel. :)

6:55 PM  
Blogger paris parfait said...

Hooray for your son! And what a proud papa you must be. Well done, Rel Junior!

4:54 PM  

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