Wake N’ Blog For August 4th: Bank Teller Stops Attempted Robbery, Promptly Fired
• MLB Roundup. Randy Wells took a shutout into the 8th inning and Mike Fontenot hit a three-run homer as the Cubs beat the Reds 4-2. The Brewers beat the Dodgers 6-5, thanks to Ryan Braun’s four-hit night, including a three-run homer. Washington rallied back from a 4-0 defecit, scoring 8 unanswered runs in their 8-4 victory over Pittsburgh. [MLB.com Scoreboard]
• NCAA Football. Florida head coach Urban Meyer signed a six-year contract extension with the school worth $4 million annually, making him the highest-paid person in history with the first name Urban. [USA Today]
• Sorry, Jim, company policy is company policy. Jim Nicholson, a Seattle bank teller for Key Bank, has been fired for jumping over the counter and pursuing a would-be bank robber. The bank cited strict comany policy that tellers always cooperate with a robber’s demands as the reason for Nicholson’s termination. Nicholson finally apprehended the suspect, a transient with a long criminal history, several blocks away with the assistance of a bystander. The funny thing is Nicholson would have reacted the exact same way had someone taken his pen.
God I love that sketch. It’s good to be back, everyone. [AOL News]