Phillies’ Blanton seeking $10.25 million in unmarked bills
Updated: January 20, 2010

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A man now identified as the Phillies’ Joe Blanton appears to have officially lost his mind after walking into a local Citizens Bank and demanding $10.25 million in unmarked bills from the teller.

Though he isn’t carrying any weapons and doesn’t appear interested in holding anyone hostage, he may still pose a threat to himself and anyone still walking in and out of the bank.

“He just walked in and immediately demanded the money,” said one bank teller of Blanton’s robbery attempt. “A lot of us started laughing and a couple guys asked for his autograph, but we pretty much just went about our business.”

Tim Rohrer was in the bank at the time of the so-called robbery and could tell Blanton had no clue what he was doing.

“I told him ‘dude, you can’t just barge in here asking for that much money’,” Rohrer said. “If he demanded like $8.5 million or something, everybody would know he was serious. But we just carried on like nothing happened and some lady actually cut in front of him to cash in some pennies.”

Blanton remains inside the Citizens Bank branch with the hope that he will collect on his $10.25 million demand, but as of press time, no one has yet to take him seriously.

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One Response to “Phillies’ Blanton seeking $10.25 million in unmarked bills”

  1. Johnny hamer on January 21st, 2010 3:44 pm

    He is lucky he pitches in the NL , he would never see this kind of payday after a few years of his mediocre pitching getting shelled in the AL. Phillies took a risk buying out 2 years of his free agency.

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