Man tries to rob bank of $1 in jail bid

2012-10-09 22:42

Northern Cambria - Police say a man tried to rob a Pennsylvania bank of $1 because he hoped to be sent to a federal prison nearby.

A police complaint says 50-year-old regular customer Jeffrey McMullen walked into an AmeriServ bank on Friday in Northern Cambria and handed notes to tellers demanding a dollar.

The complaint was reported by The Tribune-Democrat of Johnstown.

The complaint says tellers thought it was a joke. He then spoke with a new accounts employee and repeated he was robbing the bank for a buck.

Police say McMullen apparently wanted to be prosecuted federally so he could be taken to a prison in central Pennsylvania. Police could not immediately say why.

McMullen awaits a preliminary hearing. It isn't clear whether he has an attorney.

  • lerato.kay.3 - 2012-10-10 01:03

    Simple, no bills in prison!

      Steven Trollip - 2012-10-10 05:49

      Not that simple BAIL not bill

      kumba.bamenda - 2012-10-10 10:39

      @ Steven, He mean NO BILL, as in No Bill to pay at the end of each month

  • mc.segal.5 - 2012-10-10 05:46

    How much was his bail??

      Shaun Daly - 2012-10-10 06:46

      For petty theft (>$500) the judge will probably release him on his own remittance aka without bail.

  • kabelo.moshime - 2012-10-10 06:26

    Hahaha what a boss..americans are so dumb

      retha.vosloo.5 - 2012-10-10 07:08

      Hahahahaaaa! U 2!!!

      Shaun Daly - 2012-10-10 07:09

      Thats pretty rich coming from a South African

      simon.berry.925 - 2012-10-10 08:58 Why america fails

  • demetri.anagnostakis - 2012-10-10 06:35

    he does not need a lawyer - he needs a psychiatrist

  • tony.angel.3975 - 2012-10-10 07:03


  • igshaanp - 2012-10-10 07:12

    maybe he wants2get some1in that particular prison,he watched2much prison break

  • louis.langenhoven - 2012-10-10 07:59

    with the way prisons are going these days I'm not even slightly surprised- wonder why I haven't thought about it first

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