High Springs man arrested for trying to rob bank


HIGH SPRINGS, Fla. – Daniel Don Green, 52, was arrested yesterday and charged with unarmed robbery after allegedly trying to rob the Capital City Bank in High Springs.

High Springs Police and Alachua County Sheriff’s Office officers and deputies responded to the bank at about 11:20 a.m. on Friday and set up a perimeter because the suspect was still inside the bank; Green was apprehended as he left the bank.

The investigation found that Green walked into the bank, approached a teller, and began writing a note that said, “Give me all the money.” He was found to be unarmed, but the four tellers feared for their lives at the time of the attempted robbery.

Post Miranda, Green reportedly confessed to writing the note because he was hungry.

Green has six felony convictions, with the most recent in 2004. He has been arrested multiple times since 2020 for misdemeanors including trespassing, disturbing the peace, property damage, and resisting arrest. In January 2023, he was found incompetent to stand trial on trespassing charges due to a diagnosis of schizophrenia and was released to live in High Springs on the condition that he follow all recommendations of his mental health treatment plan. The judge’s order determined that he “does not meet the criteria for commitment to a treatment facility… as he is charged with a misdemeanor offense, but is in need of further treatment to restore competency to proceed.”

Bail information is unavailable on weekends.

Articles about arrests are based on reports from law enforcement agencies. The charges listed are taken from the arrest report and/or court records and are only accusations. All suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. 

  • Diagnosed with schizophrenia, homeless & released to live in High Springs. Where?
    Now we have a judge who determined he doesn’t meet the criteria for commitment. Wonder how long it will be before he suffers the same fate as the guy in Putnam County who tried entering a house he didn’t live in.

    Wonder if he hails from here originally or if he’s another stray who found the scent of Alachua County’s liberal policies too inviting? Maybe some of the libs buying up the property in High Springs will take him in.

    • Here’s Justice: Maybe the judge can not commit as there is no funding for help available. Florida is 49th in the nation for access to care for mental health and funding by the state is the 3rd lowest. But I must ay how mighty “Christian” of you to not show any compassion or offer a solution to help.

      • Get some of the left wingers to donate. They did just increase their salaries. Until then, if he shows up on my front porch, I’ll be sure to take him to yours. The lady in Putnam had the right idea, there wasn’t anyone to dispute what happened.
        I’m tired of all the BS you people peddle. It’s okay until it’s in your backyard or on your front porch.

      • Common sense What have you done to help him Mr almighty Christian we’re is your compassion

  • I don’t understand how he can be not confident stand trial yet don’t meet criteria to be admitted to a psych unit .
    Now what we as law abiding citizens now have to put up with his bullshit. How about next time he has a gun and shoot someone these damn liberal judges and idiots that vote them into office need to step invite him to come live with them and you left wingers that don’t like my opinion post a picture of him eating with them

  • Banks should let the robber take what he wants and go. Plenty of cameras and pictures are what is needed. The money is insured. It is not worth losing a life over that money. After he leaves lock the doors and hit the panic button. No reason to hit the button while he is in the bank and risk him turning around and shooting everyone over a few dollars. Let him go, save lives. Money is insured.

    • You must be a liberal progressive democrat…What are you going to do when a fugitive from justice killer knocks on your door? Just hand everything over, he kills you anyway, and who gets your insurance money? Oh, and we get it all on camera as a scary video…
      I’m going to defend my life if I am in fear for my life. Good will win over evil.

      • Sherman: all talk until a similar situation occurs on you. However, Rambo, mentally ill people can legally purchase firearms and odds are they’re a better shot than you.

        • Not so common sense their is a law on the books that states mental illness can’t own a gun so if they have one its illegal own

    • It’s a shame citizens of Alaucha County don’t have the balls to carry a gun a lot of this stupid stuff that goes on in this county would stop after a few have been put down

  • If he is guilty of an attempted bank robbery, then Harvey Ward will ask the Governor to grant him clemency and the Chief of police can offer him a job as a violence Interupter @ $400 a week and he can sit as the chair on the newly reorganized Police Advisory Council. Oh wait… my bad, he’s white, so lock him up! True story.

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