Man Borrows BMW To Rob Bank, Then Offers Cash For The Car
I guess you can say at least this guy had a plan? Eric Dion Warren is a 50-year-old Texas man who made headlines for an odd crime to say the least. Warren borrowed a BMW from a dealership for a test ride, then robbed a bank. He had good intentions for the money though. He went back to the dealership and attempted to use the money he’d stolen to pay for the car in cash.
Business Insider reports that Warren placed a demand note on the bank teller’s counter which read: “This is a f———- robbery. Play with me and die. I want $10,000 in 50 and 100 dollar bills now you got 1 minute or I will kill you.”
The teller followed orders and gave him a few thousand dollars in 50s and 100-dollar bills. Unlike most criminals, his first instinct wasn’t to get the heck out of dodge or go spend the money in another city. Nope, Warren headed back to the dealership to put $3,000 down as a down payment for a car.
Without realizing where he got the money, the dealership took the money and started finishing up the sale. Before it was finalized though, an employee got a phone call about the local bank robbery with a getaway vehicle looked oddly similar to the car Warren was purchasing. Naturally, the employee called the police.
Police showed up and Warren was arrested on the spot with a total of $5,086 in cash and the realistic-looking pellet gun he used in during the robbery. Warren has been sentenced to 20 years in an American federal jail.