In Chapter 1 of A Stainless Steel Rat is Born, Jim diGriz walks into the bank, welds the door closed with an arc pen, and destroys a robot bank guard with a porcuswine prod. He then robs the tellers at gunpoint, without them realizing that the gun is in fact fake. While forcing one of the tellers to fill numerous sacks with Bit O'Heaven currency, diGriz expects one of the tellers to press the silent alarm buttons that call the police. None of the tellers do, so he has to get it secretly with his elbow, as he is trying to get arrested. The police arrive as he is slowly dragging his stolen money out of the bank.