Alleged bank robber’s ‘perfect plan’ to distract police crumbles after small mistake

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TULSA, Okla. –  One alleged thief came up with what he believed was the perfect plan to distract officers away from his crime.

However, one small mistake caused his entire plan to fail.

Police say Christopher Caskey called 911 around 10:45 a.m. on Wednesday to report an abduction.

“My car was just stolen from the Quiktrip at, I think it’s 51st and Yale. I’m from Texas, my name is Collin Winsworth. Sir, my 3-year-old son and 6-year-old daughter is in the car,” Caskey told 911 dispatchers.

Investigators say Caskey thought that the call would distract officers, giving him enough time to rob a Tulsa bank.

However, he made one mistake – he forgot to hang up the phone.


“I think he thought that he did and just tossed it to the floor, and it was basically a nice little microphone inside the car for us,” officials with the Tulsa Police Department told FOX 23.

After allegedly robbing the bank, he got back into the car with his 71-year-old mother, who was the alleged getaway driver.

“I told them I had a bomb, had guns pointed at them,” Caskey is heard saying.

Once police began following their car, Caskey’s mother told him that she wasn’t going to run from them.

Caskey was taken into custody, and police are investigating whether he was connected to other bank robberies in the area.

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