Christmas is often considered a time for giving, as we gather with loved ones and act selflessly in order to remind ourselves about the goodness inherent in the world.
It is a time where, despite the appearance of mild gluttony, we are truly learning to be thankful for those around us, as they spend their time and resources on gifts that say that they care.
In what we can only assume was the spirit of giving, a bank robber in Colorado has done the unthinkable.
“He robbed the bank, came out, threw the money all over the place,'” said Dion Pascale, who told 11 News he watched the whole thing unfold.
According to police, the robber walked into the Academy Bank on 1 S. Tejon St. just before 12:30 p.m. Monday, claimed to have a weapon in his pocket, and took cash.
Police have not confirmed what happened next, but according to Pascale, the crook tried to put a holiday spin on his crime.
“He started throwing money out of the bag and then said, ‘Merry Christmas!'”
Oddly enough, the perpetrator bore a striking resemblance to Santa Claus himself, expect with a trimmed down version of jolly old Saint Nick’s signature beard.
Pictured: Suspect David Oliver. A witness tells 11 News the suspect walked out of the Academy Bank at 1 S. Tejon St., tossed money out of the bag, and then walked approximately one shop down to Starbucks to sit and wait for police. (Photo: CSPD)
Oliver apparently never intended to get away with this bizarre crime.
After flinging the cash into the air, the Christmas caper came to an end when Oliver simply stepped into a nearby Starbucks and waited for police to arrive.