2008_09_bankrob.jpgWNBC reports that someone robbed the Chase bank at Columbus and West 72nd Street, only for the red dye pack to explode, "splattering wet money on West 73rd Street between Columbus and Amsterdam in front of 105 West 73d Street." The thief, naturally, fled the scene. How Stuff Works explains that some dye packs are now paper-thin. And it was an exciting time on the Upper West Side: Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice was getting her nails done just down West 72nd Street at about the same time. A reader who sent Gawker a photo of the Rice-related hubbub said, "We boo'd her pretty soundly."