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California woman robs bank during test drive to buy a used car

GasBuddy Blog -- Sometimes you just have to wonder. If there was a car you liked so much that you just HAD to have it... and you were even willing to rob a bank to get it, I could sympathize if the car was a Lamborghini. Or Porsche. Or Maserati. But a 1980s Chrysler Fifth Avenue that your 83-year old neighbor is unloading for $2,200? Are you kidding?

We're not kidding. That was the vehicle that compelled 51-year old Gail Castle to rob a bank. Just so she could get the money to buy the car.

Here's what CBS13 reports: Ms. Castle had been pestering an 83-year-old man for about a month to buy his car for $2,200. When she asked for a test drive the seller declined. "She said ‘would you trust me to drive the car?'" and the seller said, ...


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rickfro
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Message Posted: Apr 12, 2013 11:43:43 PM

Interesting.
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benjy
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Message Posted: Apr 12, 2013 7:59:55 PM

now would you call that Multi-Tasking?
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Message Posted: Apr 12, 2013 5:54:51 AM

The government is giving out money to people left and right. Why rob a bank?
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Message Posted: Apr 10, 2013 4:44:10 AM

how stupid some people can be
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blackhorn
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Message Posted: Apr 9, 2013 10:28:16 PM

Why does he got to rob a bank and go to jail when he can get job and save money to by a car.
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WanderDan
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Message Posted: Apr 9, 2013 6:23:01 PM

how long will this be called "news"
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99dakota
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Message Posted: Apr 6, 2013 10:39:34 PM

She needed money to pay for the car...
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priver
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Message Posted: Apr 5, 2013 2:33:16 PM

he could have put he on a payment plan? ok, maybe not at 83
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WanderDan
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Message Posted: Apr 5, 2013 11:11:13 AM

very old news...
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Message Posted: Apr 5, 2013 10:23:48 AM

wrong idea no matter what age.
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Tommyguns45
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Message Posted: Apr 5, 2013 9:12:19 AM

The banks are robbing us at paying only 1/2 of a penny on interest but charging the public 12 or more %. How many are still holding we taxpayers stimulus money that was intended to give loans to small businesses.
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WanderDan
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Message Posted: Apr 2, 2013 1:55:29 PM

with the salesman in the car...
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Message Posted: Apr 1, 2013 5:14:27 PM

Just another method that criminal are trying.
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WanderDan
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Message Posted: Mar 31, 2013 4:23:31 PM

old... but good to be reminded how stupid people are
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Message Posted: Mar 31, 2013 2:12:15 PM

Well...she won't have to worry about driving where she's going for a while.
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Message Posted: Mar 31, 2013 7:21:01 AM

She was about to get robbed.
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Message Posted: Mar 29, 2013 5:59:41 PM

I would never let someone I didn't really know well, drive my car without me in it.
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Message Posted: Mar 29, 2013 11:12:13 AM

Sometimes it takes a gun to make a loan.
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Message Posted: Mar 28, 2013 9:53:26 PM

She's just one of them!
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Message Posted: Mar 27, 2013 2:45:25 AM

Crazy
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Message Posted: Mar 12, 2013 1:42:05 AM

repeat
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2013 11:31:56 PM

lol
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2013 10:33:13 PM

How weird!
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2013 9:30:12 AM

Hahaha, wow, some people
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2013 9:18:07 AM

Banks pay us interest of 1/2 penny on the dollar but still charge high interest rates for any loan. About time someone got even.
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Wow its amazing how far stupidity can go
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2013 6:13:29 PM

Not exactly the "little old lady from Pasadena".

Go granny, go!!
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Message Posted: Feb 16, 2013 1:58:51 PM

Wow...what a day that would have been for the old timer
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Whhooooo that s one Hott Mama with a Hott New ride
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Here is your California girl.
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some people don't think of the consequences of their actions.
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Message Posted: Feb 12, 2013 1:09:56 PM

Funny story. I guess the addage for this story is seller beware.
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Message Posted: Feb 12, 2013 10:54:55 AM

THATS HARD CORE AND VERY SCANDLOUS !!!
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Message Posted: Feb 11, 2013 1:45:00 PM

Hope she doesn't teach school or consults for Home Security!!!
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Message Posted: Feb 11, 2013 7:06:33 AM

Ha ha ha! Her field trip didn't last long! And now it's off to the clinker for her; at least she got her ride in the car! ?
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You! Out of the gene pool! Now!
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 2:28:19 PM

I don't think it was really worth it.:)
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 2:16:16 PM

Wow That is all I think I can say
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Cool.
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only in Cali
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Message Posted: Feb 7, 2013 10:54:46 AM

interesting
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Message Posted: Feb 7, 2013 12:01:15 AM

she'll have time to think about driving ... in jail.
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Message Posted: Feb 6, 2013 10:41:06 PM

Hell of a story
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Message Posted: Feb 6, 2013 8:45:44 AM

I would of loaned her the money at only 5% interest since the banks pays everyone only 1/2 % of a penny for our savings.
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Message Posted: Feb 6, 2013 5:58:09 AM

Sad that she didn't have the money, but now she won't need a car... at least not for a while.
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Message Posted: Feb 5, 2013 8:53:27 AM

ROFLMAO! So I give her an A for Effort but a F for Execution.
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Message Posted: Feb 5, 2013 7:30:05 AM

She didnt want to waste her own gas
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Where are the relevancy police?
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2013 10:00:43 PM

So, did she buy the car?
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She didnt want to waste her own gas
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