A Michigan man was arrested on August 14th for robbing a credit union in South Lyon, a suburb of Detroit. But the reason he gave police for committing the crime has many people sympathetic to his actions.
The man claims he robbed the bank to pay for his daughter’s chemotherapy treatment.
Luitenant Chris Sovik of the South Lyon Police Department commented on the arrest “If that’s the case, I can certainly understand. You want to do everything you can to protect your daughter. But there are lots of fathers whose daughters have cancer as well, and you don’t see them out there robbing banks all the time.”
The father, Brian Randolph, walked into Vibe Credit Union on August 12th and handed the teller a note which said he wanted $20,000 and he had a shotgun in his pants. The teller gave him all the cash in the drawer – $8,100 and Randolph left without ever showing a firearm.
The picture below is of closed circuit camera, showing Randolph approaching the bank teller.
The picture below is of Randolph entering the bank on August 12th.
Police have charged Brian Randolph with armed robbery and bank robbery and have set his bond at $500,000.
Would you have done the same in his shoes? Leave a comment below and tell us why or why not.
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