MURRELLS INLET, S.C. (AP) — 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, Massachusetts, pleaded guilty to the armed robbery of South State Bank in Murrells Inlet 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 reported that a news release Tuesday recounted 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.
Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.