Things only ever get weirder around here.
The man nabbed after attempting to rob Apple Bank for Savings at 1321 Kings Highway on Wednesday was a world record holder for his ability to rapidly chomp down on glass lightbulbs. With talent like that, we’ve got to wonder what he ever needed the money for.
Oh, and he also robbed or attempted to rob at least 10 other banks.
The New York Post reports:
R.J. Williams, 22, who holds the world record for wolfing down a light bulb in a stomach-destroying 33 seconds, was busted yesterday after a failed bank robbery attempt in Brooklyn, cops said.
Williams, who lives on the Upper West Side, allegedly scored nearly $14,000 after knocking off seven branches in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens and the Bronx.
He was nabbed when he fled an Apple Bank yesterday in Midwood. Williams had begun to write a note to a teller on a deposit slip at one of the counters when employees started staring at him, police said, because he previously tried to rob the bank on Friday.
He left and bank staffers hit the silent alarm and dialed 911, then two employees followed Williams to the corner of 13th Street where Williams ducked into a doorway and started changing his clothes, police said.
Williams was wearing a blue jacket with a cream strip going down the arms and cream colored baseball hat.
… Eventually police brought the bank teller out to positively identify him.
The teller easily recognized Williams by his Elvis-esque sideburns.
“That’s him, 100 percent,” the teller told cops.
Inside Williams pocket was a pre-written demand note, police said.
He allegedly confessed to 11 capers. His spree began April 23, when he scored a paltry $268 from the HSBC bank in Sheepshead Bay, sources said.
You can see Williams win the world record in the video above.