Man faces charges after attempting to rob a bank, then changing his mind
GASTONIA, N.C. — A 20-year-old man is facing felony charges for allegedly attempting to rob a bank, then changing his mind.
According to WSOC, Jorge Ortiz Zarco of Lowell, walked into the Bank of America on New Hope Road Tuesday morning and tried to close his account.
Police say when the teller couldn’t give him all his money, he handed her a note that said he needed to pay a ransom for his children, who he said had been kidnapped.
The teller handed him some cash, but Zarco changed his mind and gave it back to her.
He walked out of the bank empty-handed.
It was reported that Zarco had recently lost his job, but his wife never expected him to do something like this.
Zarco remains behind bars on $150,000 bond.
He’s due back in court next month.