A bearded man robbed a bank and then reportedly gifted away the money to strangers while yelling 'Merry Christmas!'

A bearded man from Colorado robbed a bank on Monday and reportedly gave away the money to strangers while yelling "Merry Christmas!"
The bizarre incident took place in Colorado Springs on Monday afternoon at around 12:30 p.m. According to the Colorado Springs Police Department, an older white man threatened to use a weapon while holding up the bank and left with an undisclosed amount of cash. 
Witnesses told CBS-affiliate KKTV that the man "threw money all over the place" and said "Merry Christmas!" after fleeing the bank. 
Police identified the suspect as 65-year-old David Wayne Oliver, who was taken into custody without incident. 
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A bearded man from Colorado robbed a bank on Monday and reportedly gave away the money to strangers while yelling "Merry Christmas!"
The bizarre incident took place in Colorado Springs on Monday afternoon at around 12:30 p.m. According to the Colorado Springs Police Department, an older white man threatened to use a weapon while holding up the bank and left with an undisclosed amount of cash. 
Witnesses told CBS-affiliate KKTV that the man "threw money all over the place" after fleeing the bank. 
"He started throwing money out of the bag and then said, 'Merry Christmas!'" witness Dion Pascale told KKTV. 
Bystanders collected the money and handed it back to the teller, Pascale told the outlet, adding that the suspect wandered to a nearby Starbucks and waited for the police to arrive "almost like he wanted [an arrest] to happen."
Police identified the suspect as 65-year-old David Wayne Oliver, who was taken into custody without incident. 



On December 23, David Oliver was booked into the El Paso County Criminal Justice Center following a bank robbery in the 00 block of Tejon Street. Police Blotter #27498 https://t.co/CjbvRoi0LcMugshot: David Oliver, 65 pic.twitter.com/lNCJAwS9jE — Colorado Springs Police (@CSPDPIO) December 24, 2019



The motive for the crime is unclear.
The incident garnered comparisons to the "Santa Claus Bank Robbery" which occurred on December 23, 1927, in the town of Cisco, Texas. During the incident, a group of ex-cons dressed as Santa Claus and ran away with $12,200 in cash and $150,000 in securities from a bank before being caught and arrested by police days later.
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