NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. -- Authorities say a would-be South Carolina bank robber left with a polite "thank you" after a teller told him she didn't have any money in her cash drawer.
North Charleston police told multiple media outlets that 31-year-old Melvin Jesse Blain walked into a Wachovia branch Tuesday afternoon with a note saying he was robbing the bank and asking for $30,000.
Investigators say the teller told Blain she had no money and he walked out empty-handed, saying "thank you."
Not long after, officers stopped Blain walking near the bank. Police say he told them he just finished a nearly four-year prison sentence for bank robbery and didn't want to go back.
Blain is charged with entering a bank with the intent to steal. It wasn't immediately clear if he had an attorney.