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Although not recent news, I thought it was worth a post.

This is taking Santa to another level! (Not one I would recommend of course)


Alleged bank robber throws money into air, yells, ‘Merry Christmas!’
By Bruce Golding

Source - New York Post
December 24, 2019 5:13pm

Alleged Colorado bank robber David Wayne Oliver tossed fistfuls of cash into the air and exclaimed, "Merry Christmas!" following a stick-up, according to a report Tuesday.

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A Colorado bank robber tossed fistfuls of cash into the air and exclaimed, “Merry Christmas!” following a stick-up, according to a report Tuesday.

David Wayne Oliver, 65, allegedly walked into the Academy Bank branch in downtown Colorado Springs and claimed to have a weapon in his pocket, KTTV 11 News said.

He made off with an undisclosed amount of money during the heist around 12:30 p.m. on Monday, cops told the station.

But instead of getting away, Oliver — whose mug shot shows him with a bushy white beard — allegedly decided to make like Santa Claus and share the loot once he hit the street, witness Dion Pascale said.

“He started throwing money out of the bag and then said, ‘Merry Christmas!'” Pascale told KTTV.

Bystanders scooped up the bills, but brought them back to the bank, Pascale said.

Meanwhile, Oliver strolled into a nearby Starbucks coffee shop, where he “sat down and waited for the cops” to come and arrest him, Pascale added.

Oliver — who was wanted on an unspecified arrest warrant — is being held in the El Paso County jail, where he’ll spend Christmas awaiting a court appearance on Thursday, records show.

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I am really wanting to know what he was wanted for before he did this. Perhaps stealing eggs from the local grocery store and hiding them in the parking lot?🤣

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1 hour ago, Santa Shep said:

I am really wanting to know what he was wanted for before he did this. Perhaps stealing eggs from the local grocery store and hiding them in the parking lot?🤣

Oh, I can just see it now: "Hey, Dale, why are there all these eggs hidden all over the place? I just found one in a trash can, another guy found some hidden under a bush, and the cleaning lady just reported some more were found scattered out back in the parking lot." Dale yells out, "The El Paso County Easter Bunny strikes again!" 🤣

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6 hours ago, Sundblom Santa said:

Oh, I can just see it now: "Hey, Dale, why are there all these eggs hidden all over the place? I just found one in a trash can, another guy found some hidden under a bush, and the cleaning lady just reported some more were found scattered out back in the parking lot." Dale yells out, "The El Paso County Easter Bunny strikes again!" 🤣

Whilst he was dressed as a very large Easter Bunny :) 

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In a past life, I worked as a floor supervisor for a correctional services contractor, in a county jail. I supervised inmates in the kitchen.

One thing I learned is that sometimes guys like this don't have anywhere to go. They will often do something like this just to get put in jail so they'd have shelter and food for a while.

Sad, really.

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36 minutes ago, SantaKurt said:

ned is that sometimes guys like this don't have anywhere to go. They will often do something like this just to get put in jail so they'd have shelter and food for a while.

Sad, really.

Its quite common over here too, particularly during the winter. Some homeless folk will commit a minor crime in order to access a bed and some food for the evening. The Police are used to this too. So sad at the same time though :( 

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2 hours ago, SantaKurt said:

One thing I learned is that sometimes guys like this don't have anywhere to go. They will often do something like this just to get put in jail so they'd have shelter and food for a while.

Sad, really.

Definitely a sad, sad situation.

1 hour ago, Rob Thompson said:

Its quite common over here too, particularly during the winter. Some homeless folk will commit a minor crime in order to access a bed and some food for the evening. The Police are used to this too. So sad at the same time though :( 

This was one of the reasons I could never go to work in social services. God bless the people who are in social work, but, man, it's tragic. All you want to do is help these poor folks. The worst thing is, all they want is a warm bed and some food.

Then, there are the children. I've volunteered at a soup kitchen. You never even think to imagine there would be children, yet there they are. It's just so sad.

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51 minutes ago, Sundblom Santa said:

Definitely a sad, sad situation.

This was one of the reasons I could never go to work in social services. God bless the people who are in social work, but, man, it's tragic. All you want to do is help these poor folks. The worst thing is, all they want is a warm bed and some food.

Then, there are the children. I've volunteered at a soup kitchen. You never even think to imagine there would be children, yet there they are. It's just so sad.

Both my wife and I were social workers for many years, experienced some joyful moments, but for the most part not pleasant and sometimes quite harrowing, particular in respect of child protection, but hey ho Im sure there are lots of people working in similar professions, who experience the range of human activity and suffering but occasionally make a difference.

 

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