Woman Robs Bank With a Jar of Spaghetti Sauce

No word on whether it was Prego or Ragu.

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Prego or Ragu? Whatever it was, the spaghetti sauce was definitely not a bomb.

A woman entered a bank in Clinton Township, Mich. and put a package on the counter, telling the bank clerk that it contained a bomb and demanding money, reported the Detroit Free Press Sunday.  The clerk complied, and the thief — a woman witnesses said was approximately 60 years old — left with her loot. That’s when the bank employees and customers fled the building and called the bomb squad.

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“It did look like there was a hard object in there,” Clinton Township Lt. Eric Reincke said. “But it was folded over so you couldn’t see what was inside.” The Michigan State Police bomb squad arrived and scanned the package — revealing that there wasn’t a explosive device in it at all, but instead several cans of spaghetti sauce. Reincke was had no qualms about the extra precaution however. “If you don’t know what’s in a package… you have to treat it like it is possibly an explosive device,” he told the Free Press.

No one was injured in the course of the robbery and it’s unclear how much money the woman made off with.  The police have not yet made an arrest in the case but they claim to have a lead on a suspect.

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