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Robber scatters cash, yells 'Merry Christmas!'


Posted on Wednesday, 25 December, 2019 | Comment icon 6 comments

A cross between Robin Hood and Santa Claus ? Image Credit: Colorado Springs Police
A man with a white beard recently robbed a bank, threw the money in the air, then shouted 'Merry Christmas'.
It seems that even bank robbers are getting into the festive spirit this week, as evidenced by 65-year-old David Wayne Oliver who stole money from the Academy Bank in Colorado Springs on Monday.

Rather than make a hasty getaway however, the wannabe Santa went out onto the street and threw wads of the cash into the air while shouting "Merry Christmas!" to passers-by.
He then casually walked over to a nearby Starbucks and sat down to await his arrest.

According to reports, most of the members of the public who stopped to pick up the notes took them back to the bank rather than pocketing them, however some of the money is still unaccounted for.

Oliver, who did not use a weapon during the heist, is due to appear in court on Thursday.

Source: BBC News | Comments (6)


Tags: Christmas


Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1 Posted by freetoroam on 25 December, 2019, 10:49
The gun probably went flying too with the money and will stay missing along with the thousands of dollars not handed back. 
Comment icon #2 Posted by third_eye on 25 December, 2019, 11:03
Robin le Hood..  ~
Comment icon #3 Posted by GlitterRose on 25 December, 2019, 18:27
It's instances like these that make me think the guy needed health care, and thought the only way to get it was to go to prison.
Comment icon #4 Posted by AllPossible on 25 December, 2019, 21:25
When Santa goes rogue....
Comment icon #5 Posted by Lady of the Owls on 26 December, 2019, 1:49
I think you miss read as it said that he did not use a weapon to rob the bank.
Comment icon #6 Posted by Calibeliever on 26 December, 2019, 21:59
I had an uncle who used to joke if he didn't have enough money to retire he'd just rob a bank. That way he'd be guaranteed healthcare, 3 meals a day and a bed for the rest of his life, once he was caught. 


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