Burglars Use 'The Town' Tactics In New York City
Here's the thing about movies: they aren't real. And while some may inspire to do great things, the ones about crime probably aren't the films to emulate.
Even if they do get nominated for Oscars.
A team of New York burglars learned that the hard way, getting arrested for pulling off a yearlong robbery spree with tactics that they told the NYPD were borrowed from Ben Affleck's 2010 film, "The Town." That flick -- starring Affleck and Jeremy Renner as two of the four buddies ripping off banks and armored trucks, and Jon Hamm as the FBI agent pursuing them -- inspired the burglars to douse ATMs and cash registers with bleach to destroy DNA evidence.
Overall, the AP reports, the team of five robbers nabbed $217,000 from 62 different small pizza joints, delis and convenience stores before getting caught.