Thief scrawled a note on his own birth certificate to rob a bank – then threw stolen money out the window
A Missouri man has pleaded guilty to federal charges after confessing to stealing less than $1,000 from a local bank by writing a warning on his own birth certificate.
A criminal complaint states that Michael Conley Loyd, 30, walked into a Bank of America in Springfield, Missouri, on the morning of July 20 wearing “a gray cut-off T-shirt with blue gym shorts and orange shoes on his right foot.” and handed over a reminder to an unknown cashier reportsthe note was written in pink highlighter and read, “Give your money now. say nothing I have a partner outside.”
The fearful cashier then handed Loyd $754. Loyd “took the money and the court order, turned away from the counter and exited the west entrance of BOA,” according to the officer criminal complaint added. He then drove away in his roommate’s black Dodge Ram truck.
However, Loyd quickly got cold feet when he saw several police vehicles drive into the bank with sirens wailing. He then threw the stolen money, his birth certificate and another ID out the truck window. Loyd also allegedly texted his unnamed roommate, asking her to report her truck as stolen and to listen to the police scanner.
The roommate’s friend then called the police, and Loyd was arrested shortly thereafter at his home in Lazy Acres Mobile Home Park, which is a few miles from the bank. He had changed clothes.
At the time of the incident, Loyd was also wearing an ankle monitor in connection with another felony, and a tracking company confirmed that his “ankle monitor was at the Bank of America at the time of the robbery,” admitted Loyd’s informed consent statement.
Once in police custody, Loyd confessed to the crime, saying he did it to “prove a point” to his lover, identified only as Ashley. However, as several outlets have noted, the “point” he wanted to convey to Ashley remains unclear.
On Friday, Loyd pleaded guilty to a bank robbery and now faces up to 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. It is unclear when he will be sentenced.
“Loyd told investigators that he expected jail time and would accept full responsibility for the punishment he received,” the court documents said.
Although the exact reason Loyd wore an ankle bracelet remains unclear, Law & Crime reported that a man with the same first, middle and last name “has been charged with drug offenses, driving without a valid driver’s license, resisting or interfering with arrest and in the spring and summer of 2022 as a “larceny offense” (as a four-time or four-time repeat offender) Law & Crime also claimed that an individual with the same full name had “a lengthy state-level criminal record.”
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