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    Seattle bank teller chases robber, loses job

    SEATTLE – A Seattle bank teller has lost his job because he ran down a would-be bank robber and held him until police arrived. Jim Nicholson, 30, who had worked for more than two years at a Key Bank branch near the Seattle Center, says he understands the bank's strict policy that employees comply with robbery demands and avoid confrontations.

    But he told The Seattle Times that instinct took over when a thin man in a beanie cap, dark clothing and sunglasses pushed a black backpack across the bank counter on Tuesday and demanded money.

    Nicholson threw the bag to the floor, lunged toward the man and demanded to see a weapon. The man bolted for the door with Nicholson in pursuit.

    He chased him several blocks before knocking him to the ground with the help of a passer-by. Nicholson then held the man until police arrived........
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    Re: Seattle bank teller chases robber, loses job

    Sadly I am not surprised either. All Banks teach their employees, what to do, Like pill the bait Money or to put in a dye pack if possible. Get a much of a description as possible, But never ever under any circumstances try to be a hero like this guy did.

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    Re: Seattle bank teller chases robber, loses job

    good for him, but again, I see where the bank is coming from.
    The policy is there for a reason, what if he had a gun, got pissed off and started shooting the first people he saw?

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    Re: Seattle bank teller chases robber, loses job

    Whether that policy was in effect for 2 minutes or 2 years, it's there for a reason. He was fired, and should have been.

    Where was bank security?
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    Re: Seattle bank teller chases robber, loses job

    Its all well and good being trained what to do etc but sometimes fear/adrenalin whatever takes over and you do what you think is right.

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    Re: Seattle bank teller chases robber, loses job

    Good for him, it's better to have a spine and get fired than to be a pussy and keep your job.
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