Since the guy does not use any weapons, it cannot be aggravated robbery. And since the 'victims' willingly hand over the money, I don't think it could be theft from a person.
What do you think the charge should be??
Bandit Hypnotizing Bank Tellers, Cashiers
UPDATED: 5:13 pm EDT March 24, 2008
ROME, Italy -- A mysterious bearded man in Rome is wanted by police for using hypnotism to mesmerize cashiers and bank tellers while he steals thousands of dollars.
Surveillance video from inside a store that aired on CCTV showed the man walking up to a supermarket cashier and apparently mesmerizing her before stealing cash.
The same man is believed to be responsible for robbing banks.
A bank teller said the man approached her, leaned over and told her to "look into my eyes," the report said. The next thing she noticed was her till was empty.
Another cashier handed over more than $1,200 after she said she became mesmerized by the man.
Local 6 reported that the victim's don't remember any of the theft, only that their actions seemed natural at the time.
31.01. DEFINITIONS. In this chapter:
(A) creating or confirming by words or conduct a
false impression of law or fact that is likely to affect the judgment of another in the transaction, and that the actor does not
believe to be true;
Also, maybe no effective consent:
(3) �Effective consent� includes consent by a person legally authorized to act for the owner. Consent is not effective if:
(A) induced by deception or coercion;
* * *
(C) given by a person who by reason of youth, mental disease or defect, or intoxication is known by the actor to be unable to make reasonable property dispositions;
(3) "Effective consent" includes consent by a person legally authorized to act for the owner. Consent is not effective if: (A) induced by deception or coercion; (B) given by a person the actor knows is not legally authorized to act for the owner; (C) given by a person who by reason of youth, mental disease or defect, or intoxication is known by the actor to be unable to make reasonable property dispositions; (D) given solely to detect the commission of an offense; or (E) given by a person who by reason of advanced age is known by the actor to have a diminished capacity to make informed and rational decisions about the reasonable disposition of property.
I was going to go with the "deception" theory... but then I thought to myself that perhaps this should have been posted under "A Frog is a Deadly Weapon"-- and his dark, mesmerizing and mysterious eyes could be considered a deadly weapon.
The hypno-toad from Futurama is strangely compelling.
After watching that I suddenly feel...the need....to....give you....all my money.
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