Crime Spree Alert - NYC or Davenport IA?

Saw this tidbit today on Netscape News:
Thursday, Aug. 5, 2004
3 Banks Robbed During Bush, Kerry Visit (in Davenport, Iowa) -

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) - Three banks were robbed while President Bush and Democratic nominee John Kerry were speaking just blocks away from one another Wednesday morning.

The Ralston Credit Union was robbed at 10:45 a.m., shortly after the president began speaking at LeClaire Park in this eastern Iowa town, said Davenport police Capt. David Struckman.

The next robbery, at First National Bank, happened at 11:23 a.m., followed by another at 11:45 a.m. at Southeast National Bank, said Struckman, who also served as the department's liaison to the U.S. Secret Service during the visits from the two political leaders.

So, we can breathe a sign of relief here in terror-ville centre(NYC), we're not the only ones with bad guys running amok.


I heard about this on the Daily Show last night and thought Jon Stewart was just making fun of us Iowans. Then I opened the morning paper and found out it was true! They really did rob three banks during the speeches! And the funny thing is, the local police force says that they didn't have any less security for businesses than usual during the speeches.So I guess the moral is that it's really easy to rob a bank in Davenport. And that Iowa is a very weird place.