Police have arrested a Florida man after he allegedly robbed a bank, afterwards stripping completely naked and running down the street, according to Associated Press.
Alexander Sperber, 25, has been charged with bank robbery after the alleged spectacle, which started when the man approached a teller and made a gun motion with his hands, indicating that he was armed, a federal complaint has noted. He demanded money and the teller gave him a bag filled with around $4,700, the FBI declared.
“Sperber approached the teller counter, stated he had a gun and verbally demanded that a teller put money into a bag he provided,” FBI Special Agent Louis Bronstein wrote in a criminal affidavit. “Using his left index finger extended as if to depict a gun, Sperber stated he would do harm to the teller and others if his demands were not met.”
After pulling off the heist things took a turn for the weird, as reported by the Sun Sentinel. The Fort Lauderdale man allegedly stripped off his clothes and ran down the street, tossing money to people in $50 and $100 increments.
“[Sperber] decided to rob a bank, flee by running naked down the street while throwing the money stolen during the bank robbery to people,” the FBI said.
The federal complaint alleges that he completed this series of ridiculous actions in order to “begin his career as a comedian.”
Residents caught the incident on film and video and didn’t hesitate to share the content on social media.
The money contained a dye pack, however, which tainted the bills, coloring them red, according to witnesses. This may also explain why he got naked, as his clothes were likely doused in dye.
Turns out naked man running down Las Olas is suspected bank robber. Dye pack reportedly exploded that's why money's red & why he got naked pic.twitter.com/ns6pFXFwwV
— Lorena Estrada (@EstradaLorena) July 25, 2017
It wasn’t long before police caught up to the 25-year-old and arrested him. Authorities have not indicated if he actually had a gun or if he was just pretending.
Sperber was taken to a local hospital, where doctors pronounced him “conscious, coherent and uninjured,” according to court records.
Bank robbery is a federal offense that carries a minimum sentence of 10 years in prison if convicted.
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