Eric Dion Warren is the Texas man arrested this weekend for trying to purchase a vehicle with money from a bank robbery. This all took place in the Lubbock County area.
The 50 year old confessed to the crime, which was committed in summer of 2019. He reportedly was test driving the BMW, and decided he wanted to purchase it. So he went over to an AIM Bank in Wolfforth. When he arrived at the bank, Warren placed a fast food bag on the counter with a note attached.
In the note Warren said “This is a f—— robbery. Play with me and d*e. I want $10,000 in 50 and 100 dollar bills now you got 1 minute or I will k*ll you.” After giving the teller the bag, Warren pulled out what reportedly looked like a firearm and told the bank employee, “I ain’t playing around, I only want 100s and 50s.”
The teller complied, giving Warren money from their till. Included in the stolen funds was a stack of 20 dollar bills with recorded serial numbers.
Warren warned them not to “push any buttons,” before fleeing the scene.
Warren had been test driving a BMW that morning that he was trying to finalize the purchase on. After the bank robbery he went back to the dealership to try and finalize the deal with the stolen funds. He allegedly came back onto the lot waving around money and trying to put down a $3000 deposit in cash.
The dealership got a call about the bank robbery while Warren was still present. Things began to fall apart for him shortly afterwards.
The dealership employees called the police after realizing the description of the vehicle used in the robbery matched that of the one they’d loaned Warren.
Prosecutors say he drove a vehicle loaned to him by a car dealership to rob a bank in Texas and brought the money back to try and use for a down payment on a BMW, now Eric Dion Warren is headed to prison. https://t.co/A2ksEHc0sV pic.twitter.com/Y2wYKiqAWy— CBSDFW (@CBSDFW) March 10, 2021
All the time of his captured, Warren had $5000 in cash and a painted pellet gun that resembled a real firearm. He is currently facing up 20 years as of Tuesday. The incident initially occurred on June 7, 2019. U.S. District Judge James Wesley Hendrix dished out the sentence this week.
Twitter uses wasted no time making fun of Warren and his poor judgement.
“You know on the surface there is some logic to be admired here. Of course you need to switch car models when you make the down payment. “
You know on the surface there is some logic to be admired here. Of course you need to switch car models when you make the down payment.— Ken R (@Kenindfw) March 10, 2021
He had a bright idea 💡 how to get a BMW. pic.twitter.com/TUOFYa5w85— Habesha Girl (@Habesha99) March 14, 2021
Talk about robing Peter to Pay Paul 😩— Rhodi (@Rhodi87) March 13, 2021