A Pennsylvania man is accused of robbing a bank in West Mifflin on Wednesday and telling employees he is a “mob boss.”
“Thirty-one-year-old Daniel Bizzelle Jr. allegedly robbed the First Commonwealth Bank on Mountainview Drive. An employee in the building claimed that while she interacted with him, he made statements that made her feel uneasy,” WTAE reported Friday.
The suspect allegedly said he was a “mob boss” and wanted $50,000 put on his “chime” card. Meanwhile, a second employee claimed Bizzelle told them, “This is a stick up.”
According to the online dictionary, Merriam-Webster, the term “mob boss” refers to someone who “controls part of an organized criminal group.”
When authorities finally took Bizzelle into custody, officers said he relayed what he told the people inside the bank.
“I told them it was a robbery,” he reportedly said. The suspect is now being held at the Allegheny County Jail.
Apparently, this is not his first run-in with the law.
In August 2017, a suspect who was wanted after a double shooting in McKeesport that killed one woman and critically injured a man turned himself in to authorities, WTAE reported at the time:
Allegheny County police said Daniel Leon Bizzelle Jr., 25, also known as “Boog Bray,” surrendered Wednesday night on charges of homicide, attempted homicide, aggravated assault, recklessly endangering another person and firearms violations. Police issued a warrant for his arrest two days after the shooting.
Bizzelle was arrested a few weeks after one victim, 23-year-old Samantha Klavora, died. However, Lt. Andrew Schurman said officials believed a man was likely the intended target, but the young woman was standing beside him.
Video footage shows police vehicles at the scene, where investigators located 13 spent 9MM cartridge casings, along with ten strike marks on some nearby concrete steps:
Officers arrived at the scene at approximately 10:30 p.m. the night of the shooting and found the victims on Fifth Avenue.
Klavora had been shot six times, which eventually killed her. The shooting was reportedly retaliation for the death of Diaz Petty, a person found shot in June of that year on Lysle Boulevard, the outlet continued:
The man involved told officers Bizzelle was the shooter and was able to identify him through a photo lineup. The suspect was then held on several charges inside the Allegheny County Jail.
However, KDKA reported on July 29, 2019, that Judge Randal B. Todd found Bizzelle not guilty in the shooting death of Klavora.
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