In a shocking incident reported from US, a man showed the audacity to rob a bank, and then making the driver wait for him to take him back home. The incident was reported from Southfield town in Michigan state and occurred earlier last week on Wednesday. The man who showed the genius of expecting his Uber driver to actually take him back home after robbing the bank was identified as Jason Christmas.
However, it should be noted that it was not the Uber driver who alerted the cops which led to Jason’s arrest. In fact, the driver was not even aware of Jason’s devious plans. Earlier on Wednesday, the cops deployed a team to the Huntington Bank in Southfield on a report of a bank robbery. When the driver asked the Uber driver about the man’s actions, he claimed to be unaware of the robbery plan.
In a bodycam footage shared by the Southfield Police, the accused can be seen handcuffed with “red stuff” all over him. The cops ask him about the red marking, which was actually from the dye packs that was in the money the accused was handed by the bank.
Interestingly enough, the reason why the accused had taken the Uber, was that his license was suspended and he simply decided to hail an Uber, to commit the robbery.
The Facts of the Matter
Imagine the courage and confidence it may take for one to hail a taxi to go rob a bank, and further make the taxi driver wait for the eventual drop off to home. The cops of Southfield, Michigan, were recently stunned with a similar situation, after arresting a man who had hailed na Uber to rob a bank, and had asked the driver of the car to wait for him to take back home.
A Fox2Detroirt report quoted Southfield Police Chief Elvin Barren, saying, “This is a very unusual way to commit an armed robbery in our city.”
Robber’s License was Suspended
The unusual robbery attempt was made by 42-year-old Jason Christmas. Ironically, what prompted the accused to hail a cab to rob a bank was the fact that his own driver’s license was suspended and he was worried of getting caught if he drove a car.
Earlier on Friday, the cops received an alert about a bank robbery at the Huntington Bank, Southfield. The cops checked the CCTV footage, and found the accused getting in and out of a car. They later spotted the car at a nearby highway.
How the Accused Got Arrested
Southfield Police Chief Barren gave more details about the eventual arrest, and said, “Anytime you get a ride-share, your identity is shared with the driver who in turn, can share with law enforcement,” Barren said. The info shared led the cops to the accused to his residence.
Bodycam footage shared by the Southfield Police shows the accused handcuffed with red coloured paint all over his clothes. The cops inquire about him about the red colour and were heard saying, “Man, did you get shot or something, why do you have this red stuff all over you.”
Driver had No Idea he was Helping Robber
The red paint was actually red dye which was part of the bag of money handed by the bank. The same red colour was found in the Uber the accused took as well. Meanwhile, while speaking to the driver, the police got to know that he was completely unaware of the accused’s actions.
The accused has been jailed, and a whopping half-a-million bond has been set for his bail.