Homeless Man Robs Bank for One Dollar to Get Free Health Care in Jail
Authorities in Oregon say a homeless man who held up a bank for $1 was just looking for a way to go to jail so he could receive free health care.
According to Clackamas County sheriff’s deputies, 50-year-old Tim Alsip entered a Bank of America in Southeast Portland last Friday morning and handed the teller a note that read, “This is a holdup. Give me a dollar.”
A spokesperson for the Sheriff’s Office told KGW Alsip had spent a week trying to get himself locked up, going so far as to phone 911 to report himself.
Alsip, who told deputies he needed medical care for unspecified ailments, was found sitting on the floor of the bank’s lobby waiting to be arrested.
He was subsequently booked into Clackamas County Jail on suspicion of robbery charges.