Tuesday, April 13, 2004
Goofy bank robber can't avoid robbery conviction by claiming no one was afraid of him
In the case of Seaton v. Com., the Court of Appeals in an opinion by Judge Kelsey joined by Judges Annuziata and Clements affirmed the robbery conviction of a fellow who came into a bank with a mask with home-made eyeholes and his hand in his pocket and demanded money from the bank teller, whose initial response was, "you've got to be kidding. The defendant took the money from the bank and drove to a convenience store, where he bought $800 worth of "beer, cigarettes, porno movies, [and] money orders."