Here's a cautionary tale for would-be bank robbers: don't spend the money you just stole immediately after you commit the crime. Also, make sure that – if you are eventually caught – that the amount of money you stole is worth doing decades of prison time. According to a report in the Canon City Daily Record, a 19-year-old Colorado man named Tyler Matthew Schnapp robbed a bank and hours later tried to spend the paltry sum of money he got on video game systems at the local Walmart.
Schnapp handed a bank teller a folded piece of paper demanding that they give him money from the cash drawer. The teller complied, and Schnapp made off with around $1,300. During the robbery – and unknown to the robber – his face was caught on on the Wells Fargo Bank surveillance tape, making it easier for authorities to identify him. According to an affidavit obtained by the Canon City Daily Record, Schnapp's next stop was a Walmart where he decided to buy some game systems and games.
Details on what he bought at Walmart were not disclosed in the affidavit, but he had enough cash to buy all three of the current generation consoles…
Schnapp was later stopped by police in a traffic stop and taken into custody. He later admitted to police that he robbed the bank using a BB gun. His motive for committing the crime? He was feeling down on his luck and decided that robbing the bank was the right course of action..
He now faces multiple felony charges including aggravated robbery, felony menacing with a deadly weapon, and criminal attempt to commit aggravated robbery.
Source: GameSpot by way of Andrew Eisen