A 65-year-old man from Utah was arrested after he robbed $1 from a bank. The Salt Lake City Police Department said that Donald Matthew Santacroce walked into a Wells Fargo bank on March 6 and handed the teller a note that said, Please pardon me for doing this, but this is a robbery. Please give me $1.00. Thank you.”
The teller handed Santacroce a dollar and asked him to leave. He refused and told the teller to call the police. He then sat down and waited for officers to arrive.
Santacroce became impatient and, at one point, told the bank employees they were “lucky he didn’t have a gun because it was taking so long for the police to get there.”
Once the officers showed up, Santacroce admitted to stealing the dollar and said, “he wanted to get arrested and go to federal prison.”
Santacroce then told the officers that if he was released, he would rob another bank for more money to ensure he got locked up.
Santacroce was then taken into custody and charged with felony robbery in the second degree. He did not get his wish to go to federal prison and was instead booked at the Salt Lake County Jail.