by Ian Johanson
for The Beacon
Just 48 days after his release from a 10-year prison sentence, a 64 year-old Waukesha man robbed Waldo State Bank, telling police he couldn’t hold down a job, according to a recently-filed criminal complaint.
David D. Quick confessed to police that he stole what was found to be a couple thousand dollars from the bank and is now facing a sentence of up to 46 additional years in prison if convicted, according to the complaint.
The holdup occurred on March 7, with surveillance video showing a vehicle pulling into an alley across the street from the bank. A man exited the vehicle and removed a license plate, then proceeded into the bank where he interacted with a teller.
The teller told police that she offered to help the man after he originally approached a different teller who was busy. Without pointing it at her, the man displayed the side of what appeared to be a black handgun, and handed over a note on loose leaf paper which was later determined to have said “This is a Robbery!!! No Games!! Give me whats in your drawer.”
The teller proceeded to fill a purple drawstring bag that the man provided with between $2,325 to $3,325 in cash. As she put the money into the bag, the man said, “That’s enough.” The man then exited the bank.
A deputy with the Sheboygan County Sheriff’s Department stopped the robbery vehicle the same day on County Road W in Cascade, where he observed in plain view a large amount of cash on the driver’s floorboard, more cash on top of “a lot” of trash on the passenger side floorboard, a purple bag, and the grip of what appeared to be a firearm.
The driver was identified as David D. Quick, and a search of the vehicle found $1,347 inside the purple bag, $1,380 in loose cash, and the robbery note, according to police. The gun was determined to be a CO2-powered BB pistol.
Quick told police he had just gotten out of prison after doing ten years and said the reason he performed the robbery was because of his inability to find housing and hold a job, according to the complaint.
Quick was charged with robbery of a financial institution, a class C felony that has a maximum sentence of 40 years and/or a $100,000 fine. Because Quick was previously convicted of 2nd degree sexual assault of a child, the sentence could be increased up to an additional six years.
Quick was released from Racine Correctional Institution on Jan. 18, 2022, according to WI Dept. of Corrections records, after having been continuously incarcerated at several state prisons since Aug. of 2012.
Quick is currently in custody at the Sheboygan County Detention Center, with a cash bond set at $500,000.