A desperate Utah couple attempted to rob a Wells Fargo bank on Monday in Salt Lake City — all with their two young children in tow.
An off-duty police officer was actually the one who noticed the couple, Michelle and William Parker, after he witnessed a woman walk into the branch and then run out. The officer followed the car and eventually pulled it over, just as he heard over the radio that a bank robbery had occurred at the nearby bank.
To the officer’s surprise, he also saw two children in the car, ages 5 and 2, who were sitting in the back seat during the robbery and getaway.
According to the police report, the couple admitted to robbing the bank because they were having severe money trouble from mounting medical bills and facing eviction from their home.
The police report explains that the woman walked into the bank and handed the teller a note.
“No silent alarms, Be Quiet! Loose Bills,” the note read. “Hurry. Sorry… I don’t want anyone to get hurt.”
The teller gave the woman $956, according to the police report. Witnesses later described the woman, the male getaway driver, and the car the couple took off in, which matched the suspects the off duty officer pulled over.