This is a real “stick to your day job” situation right here.

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A 51-year-old guy named Jeff Athey went into a bank in Rockwell, North Carolina earlier this week, pulled out a gun, demanded some cash, and then drove off in a silver Ford Mustang.

Oh . . . and Jeff happens to be a COP.

Maybe that’s why he was such a terrible criminal, because he was caught less than five minutes later.

He was charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon . . . and he’s already been fired.

(USA Today