Cash to buy a car is what one Manteca woman said was her reason for robbing the Bank of America at the corner of Yosemite Avenue and Main Street of more than $2,000 Friday afternoon.
Price of the car: $2,200.
“This is a robbery and I don’t want anybody to get hurt,” Gail Renee Castle, 51, said of her note to the bank teller. After her arrest, she asked to be interview by The Bulletin.
Castle was injured by a taser barb that had embedded itself in her left breast when she resisted arrest.
Police confirmed that the owner of the 1994 Chrysler Fifth Avenue had driven her to the bank to get money for the transaction, having no idea she was about to commit a bank robbery.
Six officers converged on the couple as they turned into the man’s driveway in the 1200 block of Trailwood Avenue, north of Louise Avenue, not more than 10 minutes after the robbery. The couple was taken out of the car at gunpoint in a high-risk traffic stop.
She was later taken to Doctors Hospital emergency room to have the barb removed, police noted.