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Mom Calls 911 Over Bank Robbery Joke, Police Swarm Bank

Daughter sent a text message implying escaped convicts were at the bank

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A teenager's joking text message about two bank robbers who escaped from a South Loop jail escalated into a 911 call prompting authorities to swarm a bank in Orland Park, authorities and bank officials said this afternoon.

Orland Park police Cmdr. John Keating said a woman made a 911 call to police at 12:14 p.m. Tuesday to report a bank robbery at the Marquette Bank at 7560 W. 159th St. after she interpreted from a text message sent by her daughter that the bank was being robbed.