A Florida man disguised himself as a girl to be able to rob a financial institution earlier than stealing a police automotive on Wednesday, in line with reviews. Gumersindo Reyes Jr., 51, was apprehended by Seminole County deputes after main them on a chase via two Florida counties, police mentioned.
On Thursday, Reyes walked right into a Chase Bank on State Road 436 in Casselberry, Florida, carrying a wig and a protracted gold gown, WFTV reported. Security footage captured contained in the financial institution exhibits the 51-year-old strolling as much as one of many tellers and handing him one thing.
According to Casselberry police, Reyes gave the teller a word saying that he was a carrying weapons in his bag and would use them if he wasn’t given cash.
The word, which was written in Spanish, mentioned: “I have sufficient weapons to kill everybody here—give me your car keys, I want unmarked bills and nothing electronic because if so I’ll start to shoot.”
After studying the word, the teller reportedly handed Reyes round $1,000 in money. In the safety footage, the 51-year-old could be seen placing the money in his bag earlier than calmly strolling out of the financial institution.
Reyes then ditched the disguise within the restroom of a close-by restaurant and was noticed by a Seminole County deputy passing by.
“[The deputy] noticed somebody coming out of the bushes. The deputy immediately confronted the individual, exited the car and saw bizarre behavior,” Seminole County Sheriff Dennis Lemma instructed WFTV.
The two obtained right into a tussle throughout which Reyes tried to seize the deputy’s weapon. The deputy managed to cease him and tried to subdue Reyes together with his stun gun however the suspect obtained away. Reyes then led the deputy on a foot chase via an condo complicated, in line with police, which ended with the suspect stealing a patrol car.
Reyes took off within the cruiser main deputies on a chase via residential areas of Orange and Seminole counties throughout which the suspect hit a number of different civilian automobiles. Eventually, Seminole County deputies stopped Reyes and apprehend him in Maitland, Florida. Fortunately, nobody was severely injured throughout the chase.
“There’s nothing that drives me crazier than to see a ‘bad guy,’ or know that a ‘bad guy’ got behind the wheel of one of our patrol vehicles, even for just one moment,” Lemma instructed Fox 35 Orlando. “I’m OK that he was in the car, but he was sitting in the wrong seat.”
After his arrest, Reyes instructed investigators that he was a “victim of circumstance” and that he robbed the financial institution as a result of he wanted cash.
He now faces a number of prices together with battery on an officer, aggravated fleeing to elude police, obstructing police, resisting an officer with violence, car theft, legal injury to property, theft with a firearm or weapon and larceny, in line with police data.