A woman was forced to rob a bank during her first date with a man she met on Tinder.
Christopher Castillo, 33, tricked a woman he met on the dating app Tinder into becoming his getaway driver as he robbed a bank on their first date.
The woman says she picked up Chris from his parents’ house and then drove him east for 30 minutes while he drank wine in the passenger seat of her Nissan Maxima.
She didn’t think anything was off when he told her to park up as they approached this bank. Chris got out of her car and left her there alone for a few minutes.
Prosecutors said while Castillo was in the bank, he showed a teller a gun and demanded the money, saying he was ‘really hurting.’ The teller handed the money over and he ran out of the bank.
Suddenly, he came running back, sweating with sunglasses, a hat, a gun and $1,000 cash in hand.
“F**king go,” he told her.
She “panicked,” she told police, so she did as she was told.
But as soon as she saw the police lights in her rear view mirror, she immediately pulled over and walked away from the car.
Castillo was later charged with armed robbery and assault and battery on a police officer because he allegedly spat on the officers, WPRI said, telling them “the gun isn’t even loaded.”
He pleaded guilty to both charges, and last week was sentenced to a total of 5 years, according to WPRI. He had also been charged with carrying an illegal firearm, but the charges were dropped when the police found out the gun was an antique owned by a family member.