In case you were wondering, ingesting lightbulbs won't make you any brighter.

At least that's what we learned after R.J. Williams made news last year for his record-setting lightbulb-eating speed (see video below). Williams recently captured headlines again, but this time for robbing a bank and getting caught.

His story inspired us to look for other wacky bank bandits. We found everything from a thief with manners to a toothless lady who stood up her local branch for a set of pearly whites.

Here's our round-up of some recent crazy bank robberies:

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  • Set Record For Lightbulb Eating

    R.J. Williams should have stuck with eating lightbulbs. After pocketing $14,000 from seven branches in New York City, police finally caught him when he returned to the Apple Bank branch he had robbed, <a href="" target="_hplink">according to the NY Daily News. </a>

  • Carried A Toilet Plunger

    Bank robbery requires preparation. Lawrence Deptola came over-prepared. The <a href="" target="_hplink">Uttica man made headlines for unsuccessfully</a> trying to rob three banks with a toilet plunger.

  • Forklifted An ATM Machine

    No measure is too extreme for some crooks. Thieves in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina used a forklift to carry off an ATM machine from a SunTrust branch, <a href="" target="_hplink">according to the Post and Courier.</a>

  • Rocked A Smurf Cap

    This bank robber knows how to make a fashion statement. Besides gloves and a surgical mask to hide his identity, a thief in Chattanooga, Tennessee sported a Smurf cartoon hat as he robbed a SunTrust branch, <a href="" target="_hplink">according to the Chattanooga Times Free Press. </a>

  • Tried To Rob A Closed Down Bank With A Toy Gun

    While some criminals over-prepare, others prefer to wing it. A major hurdle came for an ill-prepared thief as he tried to <a href="" target="_hplink">rob a bank in Germany with a toy gun</a>: the bank, which had been shut down 17 years ago, was <a href="" target="_hplink"> actually a physiotherapy practice.

  • Did It For Dentures

    Evelyn Marie Fuller told police in Pennsylvania <a href="" target="_hplink">that she robbed a First National Bank</a> because she needed money to buy some teeth.

  • Shot Himself In Foot

    While incompetent criminals often shoot themselves in the foot, a <a href="" target="_hplink">Brazilian bank robber took a more </a>literal approach. He accidentally fired a round at himself on the scene of his crime. Police arrested him after he took himself to a hospital for treatment.

  • Tipped The Teller

    A bank robber can show a little generosity from time to time. <a href="" target="_hplink">Jesus Ventura, a Dallas firefighter,</a> left a $20 tip for the teller after he allegedly robbed a Chase Bank.

  • Got Jammed In Air Duct

    Charles Estell nearly managed to <a href="" target="_hplink">pillage $100,000 from a Chicago bank,</a> but got stuck in an overhead air duct while trying to hide out there.

  • Said Thank You And Have A Nice Day

    Though his mask and gun might have you fooled, William Alexander <a href="" target="_hplink">Norbeck is actually quite friendly</a>. He robbed two Maryland M&T branches on five occasions, but made sure to tell his victims "thank you" and "have a nice day."

  • Flipped A Coin

    To rob or not to rob, that was the question for Steven Lee Wright. Wright <a href="" target="_hplink">told Oregon police </a>that he flipped a coin before deciding to rob Sterling Savings Bank.