14/08/2014 12:48 BST | Updated 22/05/2015 06:12 BST

Mum And Dad Caught Robbing A Bank - With Their Two Kids In The Getaway Car!

Mum and dad caught robbing a bank - with their two kids in the getaway car!

And today's 'Parents of the Week Award' goes to...(drum roll)... Michelle Parker and William Parker, for the spectacular child-raising strategy of taking their two children with them – while they (allegedly) robbed a bank!

Yes, really. The husband and wife are behind bars today after taking their five and two-year-old children with them in the getaway car while they (allegedly) held up a bank in Tooele, Utah.

Police said the couple, both 27, were arrested after holding up a Wells Fargo branch with their kids in the backseat of their car.

The couple told police they robbed the bank on Monday because they faced eviction and growing medical bills, The Salt Lake Tribune reports.

An off-duty officer was seated across the street from the bank when he reported seeing what he thought was a suspicious vehicle pull up outside the bank. He watched as a woman ran out and hurried into the bank.

Employees later told police the woman showed the teller a note demanding money. The teller reported handing over $956 in cash to her.

When the woman ran from the bank back to the waiting car, driven by the man, the off-duty officer decided to pull it over.

Police say they searched the vehicle and found the demand note, along with hundreds of dollars in cash.

The two children were taken into state custody.