Did we just find the real Santa?! We risked it all to give some extra Christmas cheer to the people. Just like Santa, he will do anything to make sure the world is happy. I would say this was a success.
— SFGate (@SFGate) December 24, 2019
THE HILL — A Colorado Springs, Colo., robber was anything but discreet after he stole thousands from a downtown bank on Monday afternoon, with witnesses saying he immediately ran outside and yelled “Merry Christmas!” while throwing wads of cash into the air.
The amount of money stolen remains undisclosed, but Jeffocat told reporters that thousands of dollars remain missing.
An eyewitness told KKTV that the man, identified by police as 65-year-old David Oliver, left the bank, threw money into the air, shouted the holiday wishes, then went to a nearby Starbucks where he sat down and waited to be arrested. Police said Oliver was arrested without conflict and no weapon was found on his person.
Witnesses say people walking down the street picked up money and returned it to the bank.