VIDEO: Wrapped In Each Other's Arms, Couple Fails To Notice Armed Robbery : The Two-Way Love seemingly was blind for one couple at a Montana bar, who were preoccupied with smooching as three gun-toting robbers entered and ransacked the cash register.
NPR logo VIDEO: Wrapped In Each Other's Arms, Couple Fails To Notice Armed Robbery

VIDEO: Wrapped In Each Other's Arms, Couple Fails To Notice Armed Robbery

Security footage shows the couple kissing through the holdup Monday in Billings, Mont. Billings Gazette/Screen Shot by NPR hide caption

toggle caption
Billings Gazette/Screen Shot by NPR

Security footage shows the couple kissing through the holdup Monday in Billings, Mont.

Billings Gazette/Screen Shot by NPR

It was a scene that might rattle an ordinary pair of lovers.

Three masked assailants storm into a bar in Billings, Mont., brandishing raised weapons, security video shows. The bartender at the Tap Inn throws his hands up. One of the robbers cleans out the cash register as the others wave their guns at terrified bar patrons.

But for one couple, armed robbery was no match for amour. The intertwined pair continues kissing — just feet from the cash register — throughout the holdup, which lasted less than a minute. Both wear baseball caps on backward and oscillate between locking lips and staring intensely into each other's eyes, apparently so preoccupied that they failed to notice the gun-toting criminals.

The unfazed pair finally seem to pick up on the action after the suspects leave, as the bartender shuts the register.

Watch the video here:

YouTube

And this version has footage from other security cameras around the bar:

YouTube

There's no word on the identities of the kissing couple.

Bar co-owner Chuck Rhodes tells the Billings Gazette that he has a low opinion of the robbers' skill level. "To me, they weren't professional at all," Rhodes says, the Gazette reports. "They were just grabbing."

It's not clear how much money they came away with during the robbery early Monday, the newspaper reports.

Co-owner Bobbi Rhodes adds that the bartender is "doing well" and has "worked since the robbery."