Is This the Dumbest Bank Robber Ever?

A Missouri man admitted to a highly unusual bank robbery, one that saw him scribble a demand note on the back of his own birth certificate — all while wearing a court-ordered ankle monitor that subsequently confirmed his presence at the scene. Michael Conley Loyd, 30, pleaded guilty to one count of bank robbery in connection with the robbery of Springfield Bank of America. Prosecutors said Loyd entered the bank and approached a teller, to whom he passed a note that read: “Give me your money now. Don’t say anything. I have a partner outside.” Authorities said the note was written in pink highlighter on the back of Loyd’s own birth certificate. Shortly after, Loyd fled the scene in a black Dodge Ram pickup truck. Thanks to his ankle monitor, police were able to quickly locate Loyd at a nearby mobile home park. Ironically, he was wearing the ankle monitor following his involvement in a previous robbery. Although Loyd only made off with $754 from the Springfield bank, he did receive an all-expensive paid trip to a federal prison for the next 20 years, as well as having to pay a $250,000 fine.