Tuesday, September 27, 2022

A new crime trend? Not hardly.

HARRIS COUNTY, Texas - A Houston man was arrested for 'bank jugging,' authorities with Harris County Constable Precinct 1 Office said on Thursday. 

 Officials said on June 15, Terrence Thompson, 59, was seen on surveillance video following a Bank of America customer who had withdrawn a large amount of money.


Two or three years ago, my brother-in-law went to his bank in Nashville and withdrew 5000 bucks to loan to a friend that was in a tight spot. He drove straight back to his place of employment, went inside for just a few minutes to get something he forgot, and when he came back out his window was broken and the cash and his gun were gone from the console of his truck.
Video from his employer showed a car following him at a distance into the parking lot and then 3 guys jumping out, smashing his window and stealing his cash and gun. Tim said he wasn't inside more than 5 minutes.


  1. 1. Why am I not surprised at the perp. 2. If a person is loitering inside a bank "patiently waiting" isn't incumbent upon a bank employee take notice and to go to this person to ask/challenge with 'May I help you?'.

  2. Situational awareness. You have to be aware of what is going on around you at all times. The overwhelming majority of people nowadays have absolutely zero situational awareness. Their world exists in the tiny space between their eyes and their cellphone or the rear bumper of the vehicle immediately to the front. You will never spot surveillance conducted by the three-letter folks, but it is easy to spot an individual criminal following you - whether on foot or in a vehicle - if you employ a slight amount of situational awareness.

  3. Houston is the new Florida ... I knew it was coming

  4. When I withdraw any amount, I first wait in my truck for ten minutes or more to watch the comings and goings of people.
    Once inside, my head is on a swivel, nonchalantly while paying especial attention to the front door.

    One time when withdrawing a large amount, the teller repeated the amount back in a loud voice. I admonished her, spoke with her manager, and did not complete the withdrawal at that time.


  5. No offense to your relatives, but helping someone out with $5k in cash?? Hell, pay their debt, write them a check, give them a couple hundred until payday, all OK. But $5k cash? sounds like a fucking drug deal to me. and why was his gun in the truck and not on his person? Seems like lots of bad judgement here.

    1. The friend was in trouble with the IRS and BiL didn't want a paper trail leading back to him, hence the cash. And the reason the gun was in the car was because he was at his JOB as I clearly stated. Does your place of employment allow you to carry a firearm on the premises? And trust me, BiL does not do drugs of any kind, not even weed.

  6. Most likely one of the tellers is involved in crimes like these.

  7. I was working on the road in Philly and cashed my check at a check cashing joint. As I left the counter one of the guys in line said “that white boy just cashed a check for $750” . Luckily, my ride was just outside the door

  8. Most people going in and out of a bank aren't making large withdrawals. The most likely way these people are locating their mark is the teller is in on the crime and text their accomplice in the parking lot to tell them who just made a big withdrawal.


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