CRIME: Grandma

CRIME Grandma

One morning last October a mild-mannered, grey-haired little woman walked into the California Bank on Wilshire Boulevard in Los Angeles, quietly approached a teller's window, and laid a note on the counter. This done, she raised a paper bag in which she seemed to be holding a pistol, and waited patiently. The teller read the message: "This gun will talk and don't think I can't use it," and handed over $1,212 in currency.

Delighted Los Angeles headline writers immediately christened the old lady "Grandma" and waited for her to "strike again." She did. On Nov. 26 she hit the Citizens...