An alleged bank robber in Colorado, who strangely resembles Santa Claus, was arrested after throwing around his stolen money to passers by while shouting out ‘Merry Christmas.’
As Fox News reports:
Witnesses say they saw a man throw money from a bag onto a street in Colorado Springs while yelling “Merry Christmas”, KKTV reported.
On December 23, David Oliver was booked into the El Paso County Criminal Justice Center following a bank robbery in the 00 block of Tejon Street. Police Blotter #27498 https://t.co/CjbvRoi0Lc
Mugshot: David Oliver, 65 pic.twitter.com/lNCJAwS9jE
— Colorado Springs Police (@CSPDPIO) December 24, 2019
The bizarre incident happened moments after a branch of Academy Bank near the intersection of East Pikes Peak Avenue and South Tejon Street was robbed around 12:30 p.m., police said in an incident report.
They described the robber – later identified as 65-year-old David Wayne Oliver – as an “older white male” who threatened to use a weapon and left the bank with an “undisclosed amount of cash.”
Police found the suspect sitting in front of a coffee shop and arrested him without incident.
Bystanders returned the money that Oliver had passed out to them back to the bank after the bizarre Christmas incident.