Donald Matthew Santacroce, 65, faces one charge of robbery for robbing a Salt Lake City bank…..for just $1.
On March 6th, Donald rolled up to the bank and passed the teller this note, “Please pardon me for doing this but this is a robbery. Please give me $1.00. Thank you.”
The teller gave Donald the $1 and then asked him to leave. He said he was not going to leave and he requested that they call the police.
According to the affidavit, Santacroce sat down in the bank lobby and waited for police to arrive. While waiting, he allegedly told the victims that they are “lucky he didn’t have a gun because it was taking so long for the police to get there.”
Donald had the lobby all to himself as the entire bank staff locked themselves in a backroom until police arrived.
Santacroce allegedly gave officers the $1 he stole from the bank, admitting to the crime and stating that he did so “because he wanted to get arrested and go to federal prison,” the affidavit states.
Additionally, Santacroce told police that if he gets out of jail, he will rob another bank and “ask for more money next time” so that he can be sent to federal prison, the affidavit states.