ORANGEBURG, S.C., April 1 (UPI) -- Police in South Carolina said a would-be thief attempted to use fishing line and hooks to angle for bank deposit bags in a bank's night drop slot.
Capt. Ed Conner of the Orangeburg Department of Public Safety said First Citizen's Bank employees retrieved the bags Friday morning and discovered a hook embedded in one of the bags with fishing line dangling from the hook, The (Orangeburg, S.C.) Times and Democrat reported Thursday.
The employees found two other hooks and putty, believed to have been used as a weight, in the deposit box.
Police said bank security footage shows someone outside the facility at about 4:30 a.m.
"It's under investigation," Conner said. "We'll be looking at the evidence to see if we can put a face with the image on video."
He said the would-be thief picked the wrong method for the crime.
"The security mechanisms at the bank's night deposit drop ... it's impossible for someone to retrieve a bag," Conner told The Times and Democrat. "In other words, you can't go fishing for a night deposit bag."