November 27, 2014
NORTHERN CAMBRIA, Pa. (AP) - Police say a man tried to rob a Pennsylvania bank of $1 because he hoped to be sent to a federal prison nearby.
A police complaint says 50-year-old regular customer Jeffrey McMullen walked into an AmeriServ bank Friday in Northern Cambria and handed notes to tellers demanding a dollar.
The complaint was reported by The Tribune-Democrat of Johnstown (http://bit.ly/Qcdx17).
The complaint says tellers thought it was a joke. He then spoke with a new accounts employee and repeated he was robbing the bank for a buck.
Police say McMullen apparently wanted to be prosecuted federally so he could be taken to a prison in central Pennsylvania. Police could not immediately say why.
McMullen awaits a preliminary hearing. It isn't clear whether he has an attorney.
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