A man in Shanghai who recently tried to rob a China Construction Bank with a butcher knife has gained some celebrity on the web for his stunt, but probably not for the reasons he’d like.
The man walked into the bank while talking on the phone and approached a female teller, who was busy with another customer. A guard came over and apparently shouted at the man, who then waved his cleaver to and fro and casually carried on with his phone conversation while the woman turned around and had a good laugh at his show.
Netizens have mocked the man for what may be the most poorly executed robbery of all time and images of the bank teller chuckling at his attempt have been circulating the web.
Xinhuanet reports that cops have taken the man into custody for evaluation.
Previously on Shanghaiist:
Super chill victim of robbery plays on her phone while man collects cash
Shanghai man arrested for attempted real robbery with fake bomb
Meet China’s most ‘miserable and funny’ robber