Woman uses test drive car to rob bankBy Mason White 6:32 PM February 2, 2013
(Scroll down for video) A woman robbed a bank while she was test driving a car, according to police reports in California.
A California man unknowingly became the getaway driver of a bank robbery when a woman taking a test drive in the car stopped to rob a bank.
A local newspaper reported that Gail Castle asked to take the 1987 Chrysler 5th Avenue for a test drive, but the owner, who asked to remain anonymous, insisted on coming along for the ride.
A few blocks into the ride, Castle allegedly asked the man to stop at a nearby Bank of America to withdraw the funds necessary to pay the asking price of $2,200 for the vehicle.
She reportedly left and a few minutes later, flashed him a bag stuffed with bills, according to a local television news station.
The couple went to the man’s house to complete the transaction. However, the police were also on their way.
Castle, 51, allegedly supplied the Bank of America teller a note reading, “This is a robbery and I do not want anyone to get hurt.”
“I turned left across the pedestrian crossing here and that’s when the sirens went off. I thought, ‘What the hell is going on,'” the man told the television news station.
The police, who were not aware at the time that the man was not involved in the crime, ordered him out of his vehicle.
Castle, then threatened to kill the man, if he complied with the authorities.
“I’d rather take a chance on her to shoot me in the back,” the man said, explaining why he decided to leave the car. Fortunately, police said Castle did not really have a firearm in her possession.