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Thursday, February 28, 2013

Top Ten Strangest Missouri Bandits: Mr. Polite, Spider-Man, Granddad and More! (PHOTOS)

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6. The Polite Bandit

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Maurice Penny, Sr. asked a bank teller for money -- but he asked very, very nicely.

Such was the bizarre argument of the Columbia man's public defender, who made the point of saying the note was in no way a threat. Just a demand. A very polite demand for money. Normal!

Other proof that he's just a nice guy? His escape ride was a bicycle. (He didn't make it far).

5. Leaving Key Evidence Behind

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After 25-year-old Donovan Whitt and a friend robbed a gas station in the Carondelet neighborhood, he may have been forced to break into his own home.

That's because, police say, he accidentally left his keys at the scene of the crime. He did not come back for them -- but that didn't stop police from tracing them to him and making a swift arrest.

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