Trying to steal an ATM?
POMONA, Calif. — A man who authorities say tried to steal a 1,500-pound bank ATM machine was captured after his prosthetic leg fell off during the getaway.
Gregory Daniels, 48, was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of burglary for the attempted heist from Pomona Ranch Market, police said.
Daniels and another man drove up to the market about 3 a.m., smashed a window, wrapped a chain around the cash machine and used their pickup truck to rip it from the floor, authorities said. After loading it into the truck, the pair drove off.
Officers chased the truck into a residential neighborhood, where the men drove into a dead-end street. Daniels' alleged accomplice fled, but police said Daniels was not able to escape.
"Daniels was on the ground near the vehicle in an attempt to flee from officers," Sgt. E. Vazquez said. "However, he was unsuccessful, as his prosthetic leg fell off."
The ATM and its cash were recovered. The assistant manager of the Pomona Ranch Market, Tom Zvoda, said he did not know how much money was inside.