I guess these are the signs of the times right?
My mother is 91 years old, and I could not imagine seeing her walk into a bank with a gun and hold it up for $400, even if she thought they owed it to her.
This is a sad situation and I feel sorry for her.
A lot of people have said she probably has dementia. Maybe she does, and maybe she doesn’t. Perhaps it was the bank’s mistake, either way, she’s going to have a rough couple of days following her actions.
And the fact that she is a retired corrections officer tells me that she probably has a license to conceal carry and probably knows how to use the gun. That being said, she may have gotten nowhere with the tellers or the bank in reconciling her account. The tellers can be very rude to senior citizens who they think don’t know what they’re talking about. I’m not saying that what she did was right though, But, I feel her frustration.
— Dave Schratwieser (@DSchratwieser) November 22, 2017
Source: Fox32 Chicago
Surrounded by police and pushing a walker, an 86-year-old woman was escorted out of the TD Bank at 38th and Market Tuesday evening and placed in handcuffs in what can only be described as a bizarre bank robbery attempt.
“That’s crazy. It’s mind blowing,” one bank customer told FOX 29.
“That’s pretty unusual. I never heard of a bank robber that age and armed,” John McDonald said as he walked by police outside the bank.
Police say the elderly woman went into the West Philadelphia bank just after 2 p.m with her walker, pulled out a revolver and demanded $400 from the tellers behind the counter. Penn police quickly arrived and arrested her.
“With a gun, yeah they should charge her,” a customer told FOX 29.
“I’m concerned. I mean 86 or 26, she had a gun,” bank customer Will Duggan said.
Sources say the woman came to the bank on Monday to make a withdrawal. When she got home she thought the bank had shorted her $400. She returned to the bank Tuesday afternoon and demanded the rest of her money. Her family showed up while she was being held at the bank and tried to console her. Bank customers weren’t so forgiving.
This is actually sad. With the rising cost of medical bills, doctor visits, food and everything else, finding out $400 was missing from her account and she wanted satisfaction. She probably won’t see any time for this but could receive a huge warning.
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