A man wanted a BMW so bad he took a loaner car to rob a bank to purchase the car.
According to the New York Post, Eric Dion Warren, 50, drove a car dealership loaner car to rob a bank and then took it back to the dealership to use the stolen money to buy himself a BMW, federal prosecutors claim.
During the robbery, he handed over a note that read: “This is a f—— robbery. Play with me and die. I want $10,000 in 50 and 100 dollar bills now you got 1 minute or I will kill you.”
He then pulled out what appeared to be a handgun and said, “I ain’t playing around, I only want 100s and 50s,” the release reported.
The teller filled a fast food bag with cash that included a bundle of 20s with recorded serial numbers.
After leaving the bank, he took drove the $5,086 haul back to the dealership where he was in the process of buying a black BMW.
“Mr. Warren began waving the cash that he had illegally obtained from the bank robbery at employees in the car dealership,” prosecutors said.
Warren’s plan was an epic fail. Authorities called the dealership within 15 minutes of the crime and informed them the car was used in the robbery, the New York Post reported.
The robbery took place in 2019, and Warren was sentenced to 20 years after admitting to the robbery in August 2020.