It seems a local Texas man had the bright idea of using a car he loaned to rob a bank with the intention of paying for it. Things didn’t quite turn out the way he had planned in the end.
According to federal prosecutors in a press release, 50-year-old Texas man Eric Dion was in the process of finalizing the purchase of a BMW in the summer of 2019 when Warren went into a bank and walked up to a teller.
He put a note and an empty paper bag on the counter, which read:
“This is a fucking 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.” It was stated that he was carrying a handgun and stressed to the clerk, “I ain’t playing around, I only want 100s and 50s.”
Police stated that fifteen minutes after receiving the money, Warren went back to the dealership in the loaned vehicle and according to employees, began waving around cash.
“Mr. Warren began waving the cash that he had illegally obtained from the bank robbery at employees in the car dealership.”
He entered the dealership’s finance office and tried to finalize the purchase of the BMW by giving the dealership $3,000 cash as a down payment.
While he was doing that, an employee received a phone call informing him of the recent bank robbery committed by Warren. The employee then called the police, leading to the subsequent arrest of Warren.
Warren was sentenced to 20 years in federal prison for his crimes this past Tuesday. Perhaps he will be able to think better while spending time in jail.