A man has been held by the Colorado Springs Police in the United States after he allegedly robbed a bank and threw the stolen cash into the air while shouting, “Merry Christmas” to passersby.
According to Reuters News, David Wayne Oliver, 65, was arrested on Wednesday, December 25, 2019, at a nearby Merry Christmas coffee shop after he held up a bank in Colorado Springs on Monday afternoon, December 23, 2019.
Police said Oliver had “threatened the use of a weapon” and left the bank with an undisclosed amount of cash.
Reuters also reported that Colorado Springs television station KKTV has interviewed an eyewitness, Dion Pascale who said Oliver, the suspect, stepped outside the bank and tossed the money “all over the place.”
Pascale added that bystanders retrieved some of the money and returned it to the bank as Oliver walked to the Starbucks, sat down and appeared to be waiting for Police to arrest him.
Oliver is expected to appear in Court for the first time on Thursday, December 26, 2019.