Photographer: Pinal County Sheriff's Office
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SAN TAN VALLEY, AZ - A San Tan Valley man was arrested on Wednesday as he allegedly tried to get money out of his father’s bank account by threatening to shoot him and everyone in the bank.
The Pinal County Sheriff’s Office said that just before 4 p.m. they got a 911 call from a man who said his son, 50-year-old Steven Wodrazka, was following him and going to kill him in the parking lot of the Chase bank on Hunt Highway near Higley Road in San Tan Valley.
A Pinal County Sheriff’s deputy responded but could not find anyone in the parking lot so went inside the bank.
The deputy spoke with the bank manager who told him that both men were inside the bank.
A teller had just told the bank manager that a man said he needed to withdraw a large sum of money from his account or his son was going to shoot him and everyone in the bank, authorities said.
The deputy approached Wodrazka and noticed he had a handgun. The deputy quickly disarmed the suspect and took him into custody.
Wodrazka was booked into the Pinal County Detention Center for armed robbery, aggravated assault, kidnapping, threatening and intimidating.
Authorities said he is currently being held on a no-bond status.
Robbery detectives continue to investigate.
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