He claims he didn't rob because he asked for money nicely
An alleged bank robber in the United States is claiming that he didn't commit a crime because he had asked for the money nicely.
Dominyk Antonio Alfonseca told a Wavy.com reporter: "A robbery is going in and demanding something and taking the money. I didn't do that."
The 23-year-old told CBS affiliate television station WTKR: "I don’t know how I’m a robber because I asked for it. She (the teller) could have said no, and I could have left."
What Alfonseca did do on Monday (May 4) was walk into a bank in Virginia at about 1.40pm and hand the teller this note.
It read: "I need 150,000 bonds right NOW!! Please. Police take 3 to 4 minutes to get here. I would appreciate if you ring the alarm a minute after I am gone... make sure the money doesn't BLOW UP ON MY WAY OUT. :- )"
Yes, the note also contains two smiley faces.
Before leaving the bank, he posted a photo of the note and a video of the teller preparing the money for him on his Instagram account.
He was arrested within 20 minutes of leaving the bank, local media reported.
Alfonseca told Wavy.com: "I posted the video on my Instagram.
"I videotaped it. If it was a robbery, I don’t think I would videotape it, post the picture of the letter and do that all to come to jail."
Sources: WAVY.com, WTKR