Bank Robber Gets ‘Adrenaline Rush,’ 10-Year Prison Sentence

An adrenaline rush is going to cost a Massachusetts man about 10 years of his life.

Authorities say 39-year-old Joshua Santerre of Holyoke pleaded guilty to the armed robbery of South State Bank in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina, on Nov. 23. He also pleaded guilty to entering a bank with the intent to steal and threatening the use of a destructive device.

The State newspaper in Columbia reports that a news release Tuesday recounts that when a judge asked Santerre why he robbed the bank, Santerre responded, “to get an adrenaline rush.”

He was sentenced to 10 years behind bars, and officials say he’ll have to serve at least 85 percent of that.

Investigating officers found a sand-filled pipe at the bank. Santerre was arrested at a nearby gas station.

Bank Robber Gets ‘Adrenaline Rush,’ 10-Year Prison Sentence

by The Associated Press time to read: 1 min