X-mas tree, save me now!
December 24, 2015
BEND, Ore. — The FBI says a man faces federal and state charges after he robbed a credit union in Bend, then went on a shopping spree that included buying a Christmas tree he later used to try and hide from police. The FBI says the man went into a Selco Community Credit Union twice on Dec. 16 before he walked to a teller, told her he was ready to open an account and handed her a note demanding $5,000. He left with $1,373 in an envelope. Bend police officers found him nearby 40 minutes later. Authorities say he told investigators that he and his mother had lost $400 gambling and that they needed money for rent, Christmas presents and a Christmas tree. He said he used some of the money to buy a Christmas tree. The FBI says he had been trying to use the tree to hide his face when police stopped him.