One-Buck Bank Robber

10:17 AM, Oct 10, 2012   |    comments
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NORTHERN CAMBRIA, Pa. (AP) -- It's not clear why he did it, but a man is charged with attempting to rob a local bank in western Pennsylvania of $1. Authorities say he hoped to be sent to a nearby federal prison.

Jeffrey McMullen has been a regular customer of an AmericServe bank in Northern Cambria. Police say he presented notes to two bank tellers demanding a buck. They each thought it was a joke. Undeterred, police say McMullen made the same demand to a new accounts representative.

 Police say McMullen apparently wanted to be prosecuted federally so he could be taken to a prison in central Pennsylvania.

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