Seattle bodybuilder stops bank robbery


Susan Gilmore and Florangela Davila
The Seattle Times

SEATTLE, Wash. "Old School" was expelled Friday, thanks to an aspiring professional bodybuilder.

It all happened in Lynnwood when a suspected serial bank robber known as the "Old School Bandit" because of his old-school bandanna disguise tried to rob a Banner Bank.

The bodybuilder Todd Jewell, 26, of Yakima had just arrived at the bank on 188th Street Southwest with his wife, Shawna, 27, who was waiting to hand in her résumé. They're both between careers.

They saw a man, wearing a baseball cap and sunglasses, slip on a bandanna, approach a teller and demand money.

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