Well, it works for Daleks, so Lawrence Deptola, 49, of Utica, New York, took the plunge and decided to rob not one, not two, but three banks with ... a toilet plunger!
Needless to say, his plan crapped out:
He should've used the toilet brush. Those things are truly scary! Link - via Fark
Bank employees say he came in started yelling obscenities, asking them to put money in a bag. Police say he threatened the tellers with the plunger.
Officers in an unmarked car responded to the scene and saw the suspect walking away. When the suspect saw the officers, he ran. Police caught up with him and took him into custody. [...] The plunger was recovered inside Citizen's Bank.