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Latino Daily News

Tuesday April 17, 2012

LATINO BLOTTER: Polite Firefighter Jesus Ventura Robs Bank, Leaves Teller a Tip

LATINO BLOTTER: Polite Firefighter Jesus Ventura Robs Bank, Leaves Teller a Tip

Photo: Polite Firefighter, Jesus Ventura, Robs Bank and Leaves Teller a Tip

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Just because you’re a bank robber doesn’t mean you should forget your manners.

Police say firefighter Jesus Ventura walked into a Dallas Chase Bank on April 10, demanded money from the teller, and left, but not before leaving the teller a $20 bill saying, “Here’s a tip for you.”

The 37-year-old left the bank branch, but was later caught after also robbing a nearby gas station.

Police say that when they arrested Ventura her was incoherent. Ventura later told the court he is bipolar, suffers from anxiety and depression and was not on medication during the heists. Adding to his odd behavior, Ventura reportedly gave the judge his birthday when asked for his address.

In March, Ventura was put on paid leave after he reportedly walked into a Dallas fire station and fired a semi-automatic weapon before then pointing the pistol at fellow firefighters.

Wednesday, a prosecution spokeswoman said Ventura was to remain in custody until his a detention hearing, which was scheduled for Monday.