The Phineas Priests No one was joking in Spokane, Washington on April Fools Day, 1996. First, a bomb went off outside the office of a local newspaper. Then, another inside a bank. Two armed men entered and robbed the bank of $50,000. It was apparently the work of well trained criminals, but one of the bombers made a crucial mistake. A simple pair of jeans he was wearing that day would later reveal his identity.