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TODAY   |  February 25, 2014

Cleaver-wielding bank robber distracted by phone

A Chinese bank teller was approached by a would-be robber with a meat cleaver. Surveillance video shows him making a phone call mid-robbery, and the teller laughing . The man was eventually tackled by a customer.

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>>> well, bank robberies are no laughing matter, but one teller in china couldn't help herself. check out the surveillance video. the would be robber approaches the teller with the huge meat cleaver in his hand. he appears to make a phone call , though, mid robbery, multitasking, perhaps. but the bank employee seems to be amused by it all. you can see her laughing, though. the suspect was tackled by another customer. so all ended up