Man Robs Bank To Go to Jail and Get Healthcare

NORTH PLAINFIELD, N.J. (AP) -

A bank robber told police he did it to go to jail so he could receive treatment for his addiction.

Troy Crane, 56, demanded a bank teller cash a forged check. The teller denied the transaction. Crane became upset and left the bank. He came back later and told the teller he needed money and would “attempt to rob this place.”

The teller gave Crane some money, but instead of fleeing, he sat in a chair, placed the money on the counter and asked the teller, “How long will the cops take to get here?”

Crane was arrested on Friday. He is charged with uttering a forged document and false public alarm. He told police he had an addiction and wanted to go to jail as a way to get healed on the taxpayers’ dime.