Huffpost Weird News

Florida Man Rodolfo Valladares Tried To Cash $100 Check ... Gets $3.3M

Posted: Updated:
Rodolfo Valladares walked into a Florida Bank of America in July 2008 to cash a $100 check only to be mistakenly identified him as a robber who had been hitting area banks. After Valladares, who was handcuffed by police and kicked in the head, he sued and has won $3.3 million from a jury.
Rodolfo Valladares walked into a Florida Bank of America in July 2008 to cash a $100 check only to be mistakenly identified him as a robber who had been hitting area banks. After Valladares, who was handcuffed by police and kicked in the head, he sued and has won $3.3 million from a jury.

It's not every day that you walk into a bank planning to cash a $100 check -- and ultimately find yourself $3.3 million richer.

That's what happened to Rodolfo Valladares, who walked into a Florida Bank of America in July 2008 to cash said check.

A teller mistakenly identified him as a robber who had been hitting area banks and set off the silent alarm. Things went south for Valladares, who was handcuffed by police and kicked in the head.

Now a jury has awarded him $3.3 million in damages, having ruled that the bank was negligent in both tripping the alarm and not canceling it when they realized Valladares was a customer, not a criminal.

Read the whole story at Newser.com

all-related-on-huffpost

Suggest a correction

Around the Web

Jury awards $3.3 million to man wrongfully detained in Aventura ...

Miami-Dade County jury awards $3.3 million to man wrongfully detained in bank ...

Aventura bank ordered to pay $3.3M to man mistaken as a robber

Jurado otorga $3.3 millones a hombre por golpiza en banco