What A Cluster

Looks like the cops down in Red Oak have seen too many Die Hard movies.

For about four hours today, the FBI and every cop in the Southwest Proper surrounded a bank in Red Oak due to a hostage crisis. Turns out there were was no crisis. Yeah, a guy had robbed the bank earlier, but he had been caught away from the scene.

For some reason, the cops thought there was a hostage crisis going on inside. So one by one the employees of the bank walked out with their hands up.

Yeah, I understand everyone being cautious. But you would think that some time during the four hours there would have been enough phone calls made to convince everyone that everything was OK.