Idiocy and cowardice

Robberies these days aren't what they used to be:
During the holdup, the suspect told a bank employee his face was covered with cloth because he had the swine flu, the FBI said.
If my local news is reporting this right, his "weapon" was threatened exposure to swine flu. If that's the case, every employee of the bank who either stood by or actively handed over money should be fired for appalling idiocy and cowardice.