According to local news reports, David Gorczynski, an Occupy Easton, Pennsylvania protester, has been arrested for attempted bank robbery after he held a sign outside a bank reading, “You’re being robbed.” He held a second sign, too, that read, “Give a man a gun, he can rob a bank. Give a man a bank, and he can rob a country.” Gorczynski then walked inside the bank, freaking out a bank teller and prompting her to hit the panic button.
Occupy Easton was duly upset with the arrest: “He is not the criminal. If the police were truly there to protect and serve the taxpayers, the banksters would be arrested and this man would be called a hero,” they posted. The police defended their action, stating that they were responding to the panic alarm. Occupy says that Gorczynski still faces two charges, one of attempted bank robbery and a second of terroristic threatening.
As of publication, charges had been dropped. Nonetheless, it is a poor idea to carry a sign reading, “You’re Being Robbed” into a bank.