Dominyk Antonio Alfonseca fromVirginia was arrested on May 4th after he allegedly
robbed a bank and shared videos and a picture of the bank robbery on
Instagram.The man was arrested just 20 minutes after he posted the video
|The Teller handing the cash to him|
The 23-year-old reportedly walked into the bank, which
he told reporters he chose because it was the “fanciest” one around, and
handed over a note which reads–I need 150,000 Bands Right NOW!! Please Police take 3 to
4 minites to get here, I would appriceate if you Ring the alarm a
minute after I am gone … Make sure the money doesn’t BLOW UP ON MY WAY
allegedly used were uploaded to his Instagram account before he was
He says he did not rob the bank, he just “asked for the money.”
“I don’t know how I’m a robber because I asked for it. I was polite and
wasn’t rude. She could have said no, and I could have left, what else
would I have done?” he says.
He says he’s an upcoming rapper and he posted the incident on his
Instagram so that he can get exposure because there are a lot of other
things on there.
He says he posted it on Instagram to protect himself from police who may
have said he was armed. He also wanted to show his social media
followers what he was doing.
“I handed the letter to the woman. I recorded her as it was happening, you know,” says Alfonseca.
“I’m basically asking permission for money. In my eyes, I did not commit
a robbery, and I feel I’m being charged without reason,” he said.
“I posted the video on my Instagram. I videotaped it. If it was a
robbery, I don’t think I would videotape it, post the picture of the
letter and do that all to come to jail,” he added.
Reporters spoke to Alfonseca about the incident. He wanted to give shout outs to Michelle Obama, Justin Bieber and Lady Gaga.
Alfonseca is scheduled to be in court for a preliminary hearing on June 12th.