crimesider

Try Me... Please, Try Me! Pa. Man Awaiting Trial for Assault, Steals Jeep, Robs Bank, Say Cops

(John Li/Getty Images)
(AP/iStockphoto)

(CBS/AP) When a Pennsylvania judge let Richard Johnson out of jail Tuesday, he was awaiting trial on charges of assaulting his girlfriend.

Apparently, he doesn't like to wait. Police say the next day, Wednesday, Johnson stole a Jeep and robbed a bank.

Upper Yoder police say the 29-year-old Johnson robbed the First Commonwealth Bank in Bens Creek, Pa. shortly after it opened Wednesday. He was arrested two hours later and also charged with stealing the Jeep, in which police say they found clothes that Johnson wore during the robbery.

Johnson was sent to the Cambria County Prison because he was unable to post $500,000 bond after his arraignment Wednesday.

The Tribune-Democrat of Johnstown reports that Johnson refused to answer questions from reporters but did manage a "hi, Mom" as police led him to court.