Colorado Bank Robber Shows Off A Good Holiday Spirit
Now it’s certain that the holiday spirit can grab hold of anyone, even those that are about to commit a crime. On Monday afternoon, a 65-year-old man, named David Wayne Oliver, held up a bank in Colorado Springs and then proceeded to spread some Christmas cheer.
According to Reuters, a suspect said that The Colorado Bank Robber “threatened the use of a weapon” at an Academy Bank location and then left with a bundle of cash. While he was leaving, he began tossing money in the air and shouting “Merry Christmas!” to passersby. The fact that he was later caught by police at a local Starbucks, where he was waiting to be arrested, suggests that he was solely dedicated to redistributing the wealth and uplifting people during the holidays.
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
However, This story becomes even more amusing once you consider Oliver’s appearance. News outlets are getting a kick out of him having a thick white beard, causing him to resemble a more scruffy version of Santa Claus. The Colorado Springs Police Department shared his mugshot with the public and it didn’t take too long for someone to photoshop a Santa hat on his head.
The mugshot for the man who yelled "Merry Christmas" after he robbed a bank, throwing the money on the sidewalk.
— Spencer Wilson (@Spencer_WNews) December 24, 2019
Blueface tried to pull off a similar Christmastime stunt. Although, instead of stolen bank money, he threw his own money in the air and, instead of tossing it indiscriminately to random pedestrians, he showered it down upon homeless people.