LILBURN, Ga. — My mom got me out of high school early for a couple occasions, usually for random drug tests or my scheduled sessions with a court appointed psychiatrists, but unlike 17-year-old Benny Brice’s mom she never got me out to do something cool like rob a bank. Bitch.
I kid, of course. Although it would’ve been better than pouring someone else’s piss in a cup. Police say Tawander Simmons, 35, got her son and two of his classmates out of Stephenson High School on Friday morning and then drove to a Wells Fargo Bank. Surveillance video captures Simmons and two of the teens entering the bank armed with at least one handgun, the fourth teen waiting in the car. “I saw what appeared to be a weapon being drawn and two suspects ducking, pulling hoodies up and masks on,” witness Ivy Cromer told Channel 2’s Manuel Bojorquez.
After leaving the bank the trio ran to their getaway car with an undisclosed amount of cash, but unfortunately for them, a Good Samaritan was on the case and not only called 911, but even followed the group’s getaway car until the police arrived. With the cops on their tail, the robbers tried to flee resulting in a chase that reached speeds up to 90 m.p.h. The chase ended abruptly after Simmons found out how well a Toyota Corolla takes a right-hand turn with no brakes at that speed and crashed into some railroad tracks.
No one was seriously injured in all of this, two of the teens only suffering some cuts from the airbags. Simmons, Brice, Glenn Broom, 18, and David Rollins, 17 where all apprehended and booked on armed robbery charges.