Man politely robs Utah bank for $1, sits down and waits to be arrested, police say

Police in Utah say a bank theft suspect politely demanded $1 from a teller, then waited in the foyer for officers to arrive simply because he needed to go to prison.

Donald Matthew Santacroce, 65, was booked into the Salt Lake County Jail on a theft charge, the Salt Lake City Police Department claimed.

“Be sure to pardon me for performing this but this is a theft. Make sure you give me $1. Thank you,” Santacroce wrote in a observe he handed to a Wells Fargo branch teller, in accordance to a law enforcement booking affidavit attained by community outlet KSL.

When the teller gave the person a greenback and requested him to go away, Santacroce instructed the teller to call law enforcement, the affidavit carries on.

“The man, afterwards discovered as Donald Santacroce, took the income and refused to leave the lender,” law enforcement wrote in a news release.

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Staff members moved out for security

“Donald sat down in the bank lobby and waited for police to arrive. Though waiting around for police, Donald made a assertion to the victims that they are fortunate (he) did not have a gun since it was having the police so very long to get there. At this point the department supervisor said she ushered all of her workers into a back again place for their security wherever she locked the doors,” the affidavit acquired by KSL proceeds.

When law enforcement arrived, they reported they arrested the suspect who was later on booked into the local jail.

No injuries were being described.

“Donald said he experienced finished this simply because he needed to get arrested and go to federal jail. Donald said that if he receives out of jail, he will rob a different financial institution and ask for additional cash future time striving to get the sought after consequence of likely to federal jail,” in accordance to the affidavit.

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