Oregon Bank Robber Demands $1, Waits For Police

(CBS Seattle) — A homeless man is accused of robbing a bank outside Portland, then waiting for police to arrest him.

The Oregonian reported 50-year-old Timothy Alsip walked in to a Bank of America near Clackamas with a note reading “This is a hold up. Give me a dollar.” Clackamas County Sheriff’s deputy Mark Nikolai said Alsip was waiting in the bank’s lobby when deputies arrived.

Authorities said Alsip was trying to get arrested because he needed medical attention. He has no permanent address and does not have a criminal record in Oregon, according to the Oregonian. Deputies said Alsip had called 911 multiple times to report imaginary injuries like being hit by a car and overdosing on drugs. He also attempted to get random people to call 911 for him. The Sheriff’s department is now trying to learn more about Alsip. He’s currently being held in jail in lieu of $250,000 bond and is scheduled to be arraigned Monday.

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