Me and My Nine Iron

March 2, 2012

Bank standoff: the real story

Filed under: On the 6 o'clock news — BJ @ 7:35 pm
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News: Yesterday, my backyard of Buena Park made national news when an armed gunman held the bank manager hostage at Saehan Bank. And by backyard, I mean they closed off the road up to where I can only turn out of my neighborhood one way. He let everyone go but her, and four hours later and under the pretense of giving the hostage food, SWAT officers moved in and exchanged fire with the gunman. He was hit multiple times and remains in UCI Medical Center’s ICU, but only after he got off a pump from his sawed-off shotgun, hitting three officers with the shrapnel.

Motive: While I can only find in the the American news over 24 hours later that the gunman and hostage knew each other and that the man was determined to get $250,000 or commit murder-suicide, they don’t delve into the man’s troubled relationship with the bank. Immediately after the news broke, the Korean media somehow knew that the gunman was irate over (and please comment on any inaccuracies as I heard this via word of mouth) his $250,000 in cash in a safety deposit box mysteriously disappearing at the bank. He went to retrieve it eight months after (he was allowed to keep it there?), but the bank had no knowledge as to the whereabouts of the contents and claimed it only keeps records for three months. So you can imagine how unhelpful they must have been for him to resort to this.

Analysis: If the facts are true, and it’s hard to see why the man would fabricate such a story, the bank fucked up big time. And I want to know where his goddamn money went. Not to mention their records retainment period is a fucking joke; try at least three years, not three months. That and with the national banks collapse, that’ll definitely help customer confidence and security over the safety of their money with banks. Shady Koreans. Shady banks.

BJ

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3 Comments »

  1. Thanks! I just found it easier to read from your post. Hahah.

    Comment by Bryan Jeon — March 3, 2012 @ 4:14 pm | Reply

    • You mean this? Yeah, I don’t like sifting through Korean-language news stories unless I have to. Danged OCR and LAT should do their jobs better.

      Comment by kushibo — March 3, 2012 @ 4:45 pm | Reply

  2. Koreans are no shadier than the gringoes.

    Anyway, here’s your story:

    http://www.koreatimes.com/article/715298

    Comment by kushibo — March 3, 2012 @ 1:07 pm | Reply


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