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Authorities need your help in tracking down this Sooner bank robber

8:30 AM EDT on September 21, 2012

Normally we post a reader mailbag on Friday, but I spent last night writing about Governor Mary Fallin's Twitter account being hacked, this morning complaining about News 9 stealing images from our Mary Fallin story and not giving us credit, and this afternoon laughing at this super OU fan who robbed a bank in Duncan.

From the Duncan Banner, which is apparently Stephens County's only daily newspaper:

Duncan and state police authorities are looking for a man who allegedly robbed IBC Bank on Main Street in Duncan today at about 4 p.m.

Detective Donny Foraker said a man walked into the bank and presented a teller with a note requesting money in 10s, 20s and $100 bills.

Immediately Duncan police responded to Main Street, with information that first directed them to First Bank & Trust, which sits on the opposite corner of 10th and Main Street. They had their weapons drawn, but the bank was closed. They were able to talk to an employee who said it was not that bank. After more information was provided through City dispatch services, they went to IBC and then began searching all areas west and east of IBC Bank.

Around 5:30 p.m. there was a report that the individual may have left Duncan. Officers are still investigating and Oklahoma Highway Patrol may be involved in the search. It is not known if weapons were involved or how much money the individual got away with.

First of all, I'd like to the thank the Duncan police department for reinforcing the stereotype that rural cops are bumbling, fumbling fools. They show up at the wrong bank with guns drawn. That's amazing. I'll be you $20 that one of them blabbered "Them Duke boys!" as they left the scene.

Anyway, I guess you can't blame this OU super fan for robbing a bank. OU tickets aren't exactly cheap anymore. And $4 for a can of beer on campus corner? That's outrageous. Then again, maybe the OU attire was part of a clever attempt to conceal his identity. At last check, most rural Oklahomans drive tractors, cook meth and support Oklahoma State. The OU fans who rob banks generally live in cities.

Also, I'd like to thank our friends at Busted Coverage for the hat tip. You see what I did there, News 9? I credited the website that alerted us to the story and newspaper that originally broke the news. It's called crediting your sources. You all should try it.

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