Alleged Portersville Bank Robber Charged

PORTERSVILLE (KDKA) — A suspected bank robber tackled by Good Samaritans is now behind bars.

Chris Stanford, 34, is in the Butler County Jail on bank robbery charges.

State police say Stanford held up the First National Bank in Portersville on Route 19.

He was chased down and tackled by a group of four men and subdued until state police arrived.

Police say he was armed with a gun in his pocket, but no shots were fired during the heist.

He ran down the street holding cash in his hands when he was tackled a few blocks from the bank.

One of the Good Samaritans, who had a license to carry a gun, pulled it out on Stanford. He froze and they took him to the ground.

It’s the second time this year the bank has been robbed.

Stanford is in jail on $300,000 straight cash bond.

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One Comment

  1. ENFORCER says:

    SWEET! No doubt some drughead needing a fix! Bubba is waiting for ya Stanford.

  2. Terry Boots says:

    WHY do people think they can get away with bank robbery? It’s about the LEAST successful crime!

  3. THE_410_JUDGE says:

    I THOUGHT YOU ARE ONLY ALOUD TO DRAW A FIREARM WITH CARRYING PERMIT IF YOU WERE IN FEAR FOR YOUR LIFE. NOT TO BE A VIGILANTE. IF THAT WAS ME THEY WOULD HAVE CHARGED ME WITH SAME CHARGES I GOT FOR ACTUALLY PROTECTING MYSELF. IT COST ME $3,000 FOR BEING A VICTIM YET SOMEHOW THE CORRUPT PIECE OF GARBAGE COPS CHARGE ME BECAUSE THEY FILED A FALSE POLICE REPORT WHICH STATED THE OPPISITE OF WHAT THE SOCALLED VICTIM STATED. FUNN Y HOW SOME PEOPLE ARE CONSIDERED HEROES WHILE OTHERS ARE CONSIDERED CRIMINALS FOR NEARLY THE SAME THING. ITS A JOKE THIS BOZO ROBBED THE BANK, BUT ITS ALSO A JOKE THAT THEY DONT CHARGE THE CIVILIAN THAT PULLED THE GUN WITH ANYTHING, ESPECIALLY AFTER THEY CAN COST ME $3,000 FOR BEING A VICTIM…..THE ONLY PEOPLE THE COPS PROTECT IS THE RICH AND THE CORRUPT. NO WONDER SO MANY ARE LOSING RESPECT FOR THEM. IF YOU ARE RICH THEY LET YOU GET AWAY WITH CRIMES, BUT IF YOU ARE POOR THEY WANT TO MAKE YOU POORER. NO WONDER THIS LOSER ROBBED A BANK, HE PROBABLY HAD TO PAY OFF HIS FINES AND BUY SOME METH.

    1. VICTIMIZED TWICE says:

      I’M SORRY TO HEAR THAT, YOU DON’T SAY MUCH OF WHY YOU PULLED YOUR FIREARM IN THE FIRST PLACE.
      UNFORTUNATELY YOU MUST TRY TO RETREAT AND IF THERE’S NO OTHER WAY THEN YOU CAN DRAW .
      IF THE SO CALLED VICTIM RETREATS CALL THE POLICE IMMEDIATELY AND REPORT THIS BEFORE THE SO CALLED VICTIM DOES AND LIES AND GETS YOU IN TROUBLE .
      ONCE AGAIN THAT SUCKS THAT YOU GET VICTIMIZED TWICE I HOPE YOU FIGHT IT IN COURT.

    2. Roscoe says:

      Pulling a gun because somebody is messin’ with your girlfriend is just not acceptable. You also should not be wearing a “bat belt” when you are shopping at the mall and riding around in an old cop car with a blue light on the dash pretending to be the fuzz. lmao!

    3. CAPSAREANNOYING says:

      I’ll try to read your rant when you find out how to release your CAPS LOCK key.

      1. TO LIBERAL CAPSAREANNOYING says:

        YOU MUST BE A LIBERAL CAPSAREANNOYING YOU PEOPLE ARE ALWAYS TRYING TO TELL PEOPLE WHAT TO DO AND EVEN HOW TO TYPE.
        IF YOU DON’T LIKE IT DON’T READ IT I COULD CARE LESS DON’T FLATTER YOURSELF I AM FREE TO DO WHAT I WANT JUST LIKE YOUR FREE TO START YOUR DRAMA HERE. BYE LOSER

  4. Trick or Treat says:

    Winning….Duh.

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