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Bank robber has streak of bad luck

WATCH: Bank Robber Has Streak of Bad Luck

Robbing a bank is a bad idea in the first place, but if someone thinks it's worth risking years of freedom, they should at least be prepared, right? The "TODAY" show says one robber in Maryland clearly wasn't.

'The suspect was trying to leave when he dropped bags of cash all over the floor. So he tried frantically to pick up all the money and then decided to use an open umbrella as a better way to get the cash out of the bank.'

It was a creative solution, but things just continued to get worse for the robber, whom police say they've identified as Robert Williams.

'When police arrived, they saw Williams drive away. They followed him all the way to Howard County. Police say he got out of the car and tried to run, but he slipped on a patch of ice,' WRC-TV reports.

Now, Williams is being called the world's "clumsiest bank robber" after the series of mishaps.

Police say Williams tried to steal more than $20,000. He now faces charges of robbery and numerous traffic offenses.

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Dave February 21 2014 at 11:26 PM

Tough to fix stupid.

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Christopher February 21 2014 at 3:19 PM

With that guy's brains, he's now exactly where he belongs, behind bars. What a dipstick!!!

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sacibee February 21 2014 at 11:44 PM

I love the story of the big dummy thief robbing houses and trying to run away at night with the blinking lights in his tennis shoes.

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Steve February 21 2014 at 11:27 PM

We had a motorcyclist pass a cop on a motorcycle. A chase ensued at speeds over 100 mph. So they got the police chopper as well as the news choppers. When the kid got to his moms house, he put the bike in the garage, took off his helmet and looked around while the TV station broadcast his face for all to see. They picked him up later that day for his stay in the High Security Hilton.

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imran4692 February 21 2014 at 7:19 PM

see that bandage on his head....... sure it was an accident and fell on ice. what actually happened he tried to run from cops they caught him and beat his ass!

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bigred8690 February 21 2014 at 2:46 PM

The funny things is, in some cases the bank robber could probably get away with it if he never did it again, but they keep doing it again and again and again.

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fox12ga February 22 2014 at 7:09 AM

Another blaclk wizzard prisons are full of them

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frozenbull February 21 2014 at 2:04 PM

Bank robbery is never funny . If he'd had a gun and shot and killed a teller or cop we wouldn't be laughing . Too many people in this country are getting shot in all kinds of robbery . For nothing a couple of hundred , a couple of thousand dollars and your friend or your wife or you son or daughter who just happen by chance to be there at the wrong time Happens every day not funny .

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leslie February 21 2014 at 3:20 PM

FOOL! Every one knows it's bad luck to open a umbrella inside!

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deltym February 21 2014 at 3:01 PM

Obama, brother !!!

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