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86-Year-Old Woman With Walker Holds Up Philadelphia Bank At Gun Point, And We're Speechless
5 months ago

People in Philadelphia are left confused and torn over the arrest of an 86-year-old woman recently. Emily Coakley is being charged with multiple crimes stemming from an incident just before Thanksgiving. 

Police and witnesses say the 86-year-old entered a TD Bank with her walker, pulled out a revolver, and demanded a very specific amount of money - $400.

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Authorities say Coakley had been to the bank to make a withdrawal the day before. When she arrived home, she came to believe the bank had shorted her by $400. Coakley returned to the bank just after 2:00 pm the next day, held out her revolver, and demanded the $400 she felt she was owed.  The tellers pinged the police while the manager gathered her funds. 

Coakley's family showed up while she was being detained.

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Eventually, police were able to lead Coakley out of the bank on her walker before placing her under arrest. People interviewed on scene seemed surprised, confused, and torn.

They weren't the only ones feeling conflicted. 

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People don't seem convinced that Coakley will, or even should, serve any time. 

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Coakley, a retired corrections officer, had not loaded the gun but did have bullets in her purse. Her background in law enforcement, her age, and the fact that she only demanded what she felt she was owed have people more than sympathetic. 

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