Bank Teller Fired for chasing would-be Robber

August 3rd, 2009 by
After more than two years working as a teller at the Key Bank branch in Lower Queen Anne, Nicholson clearly understood the bank’s strict policy of quickly complying with robbers’ demands and avoiding confrontation.

Instead, Nicholson threw the bag to the floor, lunged toward the robber and demanded to see a weapon. Surprised, the would-be bank robber backed up and then bolted for the door, with Nicholson on his heels.

Nicholson, 30, chased the man for several blocks before knocking him to the ground with the help of a passer-by. Nicholson then held him until police arrived.

That was Tuesday.

On Thursday, Nicholson was fired.

One Response

  1. Dude YOU are my HERO!

    If this world were made up of more people like Mr. Nicholson, there would be less crime. Despite what others may say, if the robber had a gun he would’ve flashed it at the teller while making his demands. I think Nicholson went with a gut feeling and knew the robber was bluffing.

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