A Virginia man posted a picture of a demand note and a video of his bank robbery on Instagram, but insists that he didn’t actually rob the bank, WAVY (Portsmouth) is reporting.
Police say Dominyk Antonio Alfonseca walked into a Virginia Beach bank on Monday and handed a teller a very polite note.
“Chapo! [Smiley Face] I need 150,000 bands right now!! Please police take 3 to 4 minutes to get here, I would appreciate if you ring the alarm a minute after I am gone… Make sure the money doesn’t BLOW UP ON MY WAY OUT :-)”
The suspect got away with an undisclosed amount of cash.
He then posted a picture of the ransom note, as well as video of the bank robbery, on his Instagram account.
Police caught up to him about 20 minutes later, according to the Virginian-Pilot.
Speaking to a reporter from his jail cell, Alfonseca insists that what he did wasn’t actually a bank robbery since, as he insists, he was very polite, said “please” in his note, and didn’t make any threats.
“I’m basically asking permission for money. In my eyes I did not commit a robbery, and I feel I’m being charged without reason.”
The bank robbery suspect also insists that he is a victim, saying that individuals and businesses have stolen his ideas from his Instagram account.
If Alfonseca’s posts on his Instagram are any indication, the bank robbery suspect has a rather loose grip on reality.
He also insisted to the reporter that he has a chip in his brain that “tells people what he thinks before he says it.”
The Virginia Beach bank robbery suspect is not the first dumb criminal to find his undoing via social media. Earlier this week in Montana, according to this Inquisitr report, Levi Charles Reardon, wanted for theft and forgery, saw his own mug shot and “Wanted” poster on the Cascade County Crime Stoppers Facebook page. Reardon “Liked” the post, leading to his arrest a short time later.
Fortunately, no one was injured in Alfonseca’s Instagrammed bank robbery.