Gail Castle recently told an 83-year-old man in Manteca, California that she wanted to buy his car, but wanted to do a test drive first (video below).
While on the test drive with the unidentified senior, Castle allegedly stopped at a Bank of America, went inside and robbed it, reports CBS Sacramento.
The elderly man told CBS Sacramento: “She kind of pulled the top of her purse open, like this and leaned it toward me and said, 'Well I got the money.'"
“When she came out of the bank, I didn’t know myself that she robbed the bank."
With $2,000 in cash, Castle jumped in the car and they drove off, but someone got the license plate number and called the police.
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The senior citizen didn’t know he was behind the wheel of the accused bank robber’s getaway car until Castle said: “Don’t open the door, I got a gun.'"
Minutes later, near his home, police officers swarmed the car.
The elderly man recalled: “They had their guns drawn as soon as they got out of the door, automatic shotguns, pistols, rifles. I could have got killed right there. They could have shot me."
Thankfully, the police realized the elderly man was the victim and cuffed Castle.