World Magazine reported this story:
A would-be bank robber’s bad handwriting cost him the chance to make a score when a bank teller was unable to read his stickup note. Police say suspect Jamal Garrett entered an Antioch, California Wells Fargo bank on January 6th with intentions to rob the bank. Unable to read the scratch marks, the teller took the stickup note to a bank manager for help. But police say Garrett got cold feet during the delay and fled the scene. Only later did bank employees realize the note had been part of a robbery attempt. Officers later caught up with Garrett and charged him with the attempted robbery.
That sounded a lot like Woody Allen in the movie “Take the Money and Run.” The only difference was that Allen’s character stayed around and argued with the employees giving the police time to get there and arrest him. The scene is below.