In what appears to be one of the craziest scenarios possible, a Missouri man wearing an ankle monitor robbed a bank using a demand note written on the back of his own birth certificate, according to authorities.
Last summer, 30-year-old Michael Conley Loyd pleaded guilty to robbing a Bank of America branch in Springfield. He entered his plea to one count of bank robbery in federal court on Friday, according to the Department of Justice.
Loyd went on to say that he carried out the robbery in order to “prove a point” to his lover after they got into an argument, though it’s unclear what point he was trying to prove.
Loyd, who gave a bank teller a note written on the back of his own birth certificate that read, “Give Your Money Now. Don’t Say Anything. I Have A Partner Outside,” stole $754 from the local Bank of America branch in July.
After collecting the cash and his note from the teller, Loyd exited the bank and sped off in his roommate’s black Dodge Ram pickup truck.
Loyd saw police cars responding to the robbery as he drove away from the bank, which made him so scared. So, he threw the money out of the truck along with his birth certificate and ID.
Then, Loyld allegedly texted his roommate to say that her truck was stolen and that she should listen to the police scanner. Soon after that, Loyd’s roommate’s boyfriend notified the police about him, and they were able to apprehend him in the Lazy Acres Mobile Home Park where he resided.
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According to the authorities, Loyd waived his Miranda rights and admitted to the robbery on the spot.
Investigators compared a previous booking photo of Loyd to surveillance photos taken from the bank during the robbery, and then confirmed he had been at the bank through tracking his ankle monitor.
Loyd faces a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.