Police: Man Took "You're Being Robbed" Sign to Banks
Easton police say a man wore threatening signs inside Downtown banks, but Occupy Easton group say it was part of a political protest.
An Easton man was jailed Monday for walking into two Downtown banks bearing signs that mentioned referred to bank robbery.
But it's not clear if David Christopher Gorczynski was trying to commit a crime, or involved in a political protest.
One contained what sounds like a political statement: "Give a man a gun, he'll rob a bank. Give a man a bank, and he'll rob a country."
The other was more to the point: "You're being robbed."
He repeated this at the Bank of America on Larry Holmes Drive a few minutes later. Police took Gorczynski into custody there are workers sounded a panic alarm. According to police, customers and workers say Gorczsynski brought both signs into the banks.
There is no indication he attempted to take money from either bank.
Gorczynski was arraigned before District Judge Richard Yetter, charged with two counts each of attempted robbery, terroristic threats, and disorderly conduct. He was sent to Northampton County Prison in lieu of $10,000 bail.
The Neighbors of Easton blog reports that Gorczynski -- also known as "Nature Dave" -- was outside the bank with the signs to make "a political statement about the current state of our economy."
Gorczynski is part of the Occupy Easton group.
Supporters planned to demonstrate outside police headquarters Monday evening at 7 p.m., and also set up a fund to raise money for Gorczynski's bail.
"Our comrade was at the bank protesting the theft of our tax dollars, our homes, and our economy by the criminal banksters," reads the heading on a "Free Nature Dave Gorczyski" Facebook group. "He is not the criminal. If the police were truly there to protect and serve the taxpayers, the banksters would be arrested and this man would be called a hero. Let's show Dave our support and solidarity!!"