West Melbourne Bank Robber Tells Clerk ‘Love You’ Before Being Arrested in Vehicle Pursuit
By Space Coast Daily // March 2, 2020
BREVARD COUNTY • WEST MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – West Melbourne Police have arrested a TD bank robbery suspect who led police on a car chase through south Brevard on Sunday.
The suspect has been identified as 29-year-old Daniel Scudder from Melbourne.
Police say Scudder entered TD Bank in West Melbourne and handed the teller that said, “Smile, empty your drawer into an envelope, no hundreds.”
The teller handed the money over in an envelope containing $2,000.
Scudder then stated “love you” towards the bank clerk as he ran out the door with the money and was seen leaving in a gold 2002 Ford min-van.
Police quickly tracked down the vehicle in the area, which started a vehicle pursuit into the city of Palm Bay and onto Malabar Rd.
Palm Bay Police, working in collaboration with West Melbourne Police, effectively deployed stop sticks that were used to slow down the vehicle. The vehicle was ultimately stopped after utilizing BCSO marked vehicle successfully utilized the PIT Maneuver to bring the vehicle to a stop.
Scudder was then taken into custody without incident.
“This incident demonstrates the excellent teamwork of multiple agencies, working together to stop this repeat offender,” said Sgt. Graig Erenstoft of the West Melbourne Police Department.
Police mention that Scudder also had an existing warrant for violating felony probation.
Scudder’s criminal history includes Driving while license suspended with knowledge, burglary of a structure, and sale of a controlled substance and sale of Oxycodone, Oxycontin, Roxycontin, Roxicontin.
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