Woman robs bank with cans of spaghetti sauce

·Contributing Writer
This pasta bakes into a pie shell, making the outside layer crispy.

Uh-oh! SpaghettiOs” has never taken on a more significant resonance since this weekend in Detroit. That’s when a 60-year-old woman pulled of a successful bank heist with little more than a few cans of marinara sauce.

As the Detroit Free Press reports, the woman entered the Fifth Third Bank on Saturday morning, placed a cloth bag on the counter and demanded that the teller empty the coffers or she’d blow the building to bits with the “bomb” inside the bag.

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A taste-bomb of delicious Ragu.

“It did look like there was a hard object in there,” Clinton Township Lt. Eric Reincke told the paper. “But it was folded over so you couldn’t see what was inside.”

“It turned out that it was a couple of cans of spaghetti sauce inside the bag,” he added.

But no one knew that at the time. They just new a strange person had held up a bank and that bank tellers are trained to cooperate with potential threats and not play hero.

“If you don’t know what’s in a package… you have to treat it like it is possibly an explosive device,” Lt. Reincke explained.

The suspect peeled off with the loot in a “silver, older style boxy-car driven by a man” who may or may not have been Chef Boyardee.

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Police are still searching for a suspect and have appealed to the public for help. It’s a risk they took despite the fear that a slew of copycat bank robbers will suddenly raid their pantries for concealed weaponry.

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