Man gives out cash in Miami Beach after allegedly robbing bank while on Facebook live
Ocean drive closes as investigation continues
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. – It all started with a video on a Facebook Live post - and ended with Miami Beach police investigating threats of guns and a bomb at Ninth Street and Ocean Drive on Monday.
The incident shut down a portion of the roadway for hours.
At about 5 p.m. a man posted a series of three videos to Facebook, the first captioned "Omg 911 I need help," which shows a man in a suit inside a bank.
The man appears relaxed as he is in line. The screen goes black and the man in the suit gets a pink envelope with money from a teller, and makes comments about the government before telling the teller he is going to surrender.
"Once I give away this money to people who are poor, I’ll surrender and I’ll answer to the judges, I’ll answer to the media," the man in the suit said. "They’re lying to us. They’re telling us Russia hacked the election, and they’re going to start a war."
The other two videos show the man in the suit inside a car and speaking about the government.
The driver then turns to the camera and says the man in the suit has a bomb.
"He's got a bomb and has got me riding around with him," the man said.
According to family and friends of the man behind the camera, the man in the suit demanded to go to a bank in Miami Beach with the intention of stealing money and the driver was forced to go along.
It's believed the men ended up in Miami Beach on Ocean Drive.
Witnesses said the man in the suit then got on top of the car and started giving away the money - while ranting.
He then tried to call law enforcement on himself, the witnesses said.
The man in the suit and the driver were detained by officials while crews cleared the area to investigate the car.
A bomb squad was also called out to secure the area.
The FBI, U.S. Homeland Security and Miami Beach police are investigating the case.
omg 911 i need helpPosted by Mike Billy on Monday, January 9, 2017