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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.

According to , Gorczynski, 22, of 149 Northampton St., walked into the branch in Centre Square around 10:20 a.m. wearing a bandana around his neck and carrying two signs.

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 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 , charged with two counts each of attempted robbery, terroristic threats, and disorderly conduct. He was sent to 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!!"

 

louis kootsares August 07, 2012 at 02:24 PM
discression is the better part of valor! if a reaction was hoped for by his actions congradulations..... i hope he is laughing as hard as i am
gerald August 07, 2012 at 05:50 PM
Obviously the man was expressing the truth about the banks,the same can be said of stores that have inflated prices that potential customers are expected to pay,that can be refused to pay.I see false arrest.
OccupyAJob August 08, 2012 at 06:22 PM
I find it hilarious the same people protesting taxes are the same people who are collecting unemployment. Nature Dave is an ignorant fool and all of his Occupy Easton supporters are lazy, self entitled parasites to REAL taxpayers contributing to society.
firedup49 August 08, 2012 at 08:11 PM
You can not go in a movie theater and yell fire.... If you hold a sign or even give a bank teller a note "your being robbed" you should get arrested How does anyone know if you are serious or not............. They can't read your mind
louis kootsares August 09, 2012 at 02:34 PM
and you cannot hold up a sign in front of me saying free food and not get run over. that todo was overkill all that was needed was a cop to get him out of the bank too much over reaction when things were more subtle a cop with a night stick would have shon him the light ..or stars
Kelly August 10, 2012 at 12:29 PM
and if it was real and someone got shot you would all be singing a different tune.......it wasn't a smart idea.....let him sit a jail for a few days and come up with a better plan. He also needs to apologize to those bank tellers for scaring them.........maybe sentenced to some real community service!
Marc NeoAbolitionist Niceler January 23, 2013 at 09:35 AM
Had I been making a large deposit and this man came in with a sign reading "You are being robbed!" you can bet I would of drawn on him and any sudden movements would of gotten him shot. This was a completely idiotic thing to do. He could of got himself and others hurt.

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