Man Robs Bank For $1
A local man was lodged in the county prison after he attempted to rob the AmeriServ bank branch for $1 Friday in an apparent attempt to be charged with a federal crime and placed in the federal prison at Loretto.
Jeffery M. McMullen, 50, of the 700 block of Oak Street, is charged with three robbery offenses in the incident.
Two tellers thought it was a joke before a third bank employee handed him $1 and called police.
He was arraigned before District Judge Michael Zungali, who ordered that McMullen must have a mental exam before he can be released from prison. Bond was set at $50,000. A preliminary hearing was scheduled for today, but may be postponed.
Police Sgt. Isaac Hassen alleged in a sworn affidavit that McMullen entered the bank shortly before 1:30 p.m., went to a teller, took out paper and a pen and wrote a note demanding $1.