A Colorado Springs bank robbery got a Christmas spin.
CNN reports that around noon on Monday, police said that an older man threatened a bank with the use of a weapon.
But he took a page from another man with a white beard, according to a witness. “He robbed the bank, came out, threw the money all over the place,'” Dion Pascale told CNN affiliate KKTV. “He started throwing money out of the bag and then said, ‘Merry Christmas!'” Bystanders gathered the scattered cash and returned it to the bank teller as the suspect walked next door to the Starbucks and waited for the police, Pascale said.
Police have not confirmed what happened next, but according to Pascale, the crook tried to put a holiday spin on his crime.
“He started throwing money out of the bag and then said, ‘Merry Christmas!'”
Bystanders scooped the money up and gave it back to the teller, Pascale said.
Pascale said the suspect sauntered down to the Starbucks next door and “sat down and waited for the cops. It was almost like he wanted it to happen [an arrest].”
Police confirmed they took a suspect into custody for the robbery. They identified him as 65-year-old David Wayne Oliver.