Take it, Dave.
Neal entered the Wells Fargo branch on First Avenue on May 13 and approached a teller window, according to his plea agreement. He first swiped his card through the card reader at the window. When the teller asked how he could be helped, Neal replied: “You’re being robbed. Don’t make a mistake.” He then handed the teller a note that had a similar statement.
When the teller hesitated, Neal said: “You don’t want anyone to get hurt, don’t make a mistake.”
The teller handed him $565 — in $20s and $1s — and Neal ran out of the bank, pulling a metal cart from the bank behind him, according to the complaint.
You can probably guess what happened next.
Police tracked Alvin Lee Neal down with minimal effort, searched his room and found incriminating items including the jacket he was believed to have worn and the bank card he helpfully swiped at the window. When questioned, he decided to commit his first smart act of the day by saving everyone some time and admitting to the heist.
He was sentenced to 3 years and 10 months in prison and ordered to pay back the bank’s $565.
Yup, that about covers it.