Brian Randolph, 23, robbed a bank to pay for his young daughter’s chemotherapy, in Michigan.
Randolph is being held on $500,000 bond.
“He just asked me, when am I gonna get out of here. I said you may not get out of here,” said Karri Mitchell, Randolph’s attorney.
On August 14, Randolph was arrested two days after police say he robbed a Vibe Credit Union in South Lyon.
Randolph’s one year old daughter’s insurance was abruptly canceled, and with no money, his family says the desperate father tried robbing a bank, according ABC7.
“I’m not sure what he was thinking at that point, but at the end of the day the only thing I can think about is him trying to take care of his child,” says the 23-year-old’s girlfriend.
Brailynn Randolph, daughter, goes to chemo every four weeks battling retinoblastoma, a form of eye cancer.
Police say surveillance photos show Randolph giving the teller a note, also indicating he had a gun on August 12th, but never showed one, according to ABC7.
“The only thing he kept telling me is I want to be the man I’m supposed to be. I want to provide for my child,” says Randolph’s aunt.
The mother of Brailynn explained that the insurance company finally called her back. She was told the insurance was canceled because she didn’t renew the policy once Brailynn turned one.
The mother claims was unaware of that being necessary. She is still working on getting back coverage for Brailynn, according to ABC7.
Randolph is expected back in court Wednesday morning for a preliminary hearing.