[Hpn] Salt Lake City -- homeless man robs bank for shelter in jail

chance martin streetsheet@sf-homeless-coalition.org
Mon, 22 Oct 2001 13:44:16 -0700


(excerpt from the Salt Lake Tribune)

For the Record
Sunday, October 21, 2001
A 48-year-old homeless man tried to rob a bank in South Salt Lake last week
-- not for money, but so he could gain shelter inside a jail cell, according
to documents filed Friday in 3rd District Court. The suspect, Raymond Lyle
Davie, walked into the bank and announced ,"This is a robbery," then
encouraged the teller to phone police, prosecutors state in the court
papers. Davie then waited in front of the bank until police arrived to
arrest him, prosecutors stated. Davie has been charged with robbery, a
second-degree felony, punishable by up to15 years in prison.

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