Man robs bank with adult toy to have money to pay for his wedding and child supportBy Mason White 2:37 PM June 1, 2016
By: Wayne Morin
A man was jailed for robbing a bank with an adult toy.
36-year-old Aaron Stein of Pennsylvania, made a fake bomb by using duct tape to add phone wires to a vibarator.
He then went to the PNC Bank in Crafton, and he demanded money. He drove off with an undisclosed amount of cash. Officers soon pulled him over and he immediately admitted to the crime.
Aaron spent 18 days in jail before being released so he can marry his fiancee Connie Capiotis, with whom he has a young son.
Stein told the court that he had been stressed at the time because he had made a bad investment, which he needed to pay for their upcoming wedding and for child support.
Stein told the Allegheny County Common Pleas Judge Anthony Mariani, that he made a risky investment in foreign currencies and he lost about $10,000 shortly before the attempted robbery.
His said that Connie was not aware that he took the money. She was also not aware of his plan to rob the bank.
The couple asked the judge to allow Aaron to serve his sentence under house arrest, but the judge ruled against the request.
He was sentenced to three years in prison and he will be on probation for three years after his release.
Connie spoke at the sentencing and she told the judge that she could have left Aaron because of his crime, as many people expected her to do.
However, “in spite of everything I have lost, I came to the conclusion that my family is worth fighting for and Aaron is worth standing by,” she said.