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The exterior of a PNC Bank. / Matt Rourke, AP

A 77-year-old Florida man using a walker was arrested last week for allegedly robbing a bank using a pocketknife.

Russell Cooper demanded $130 from a PNC Bank in Boynton Beach, Fla., on Friday, May 2, according to a Boynton Beach Police Department police report obtained by USA TODAY Network.

Cooper was at the bank to ask a manager why he couldn't access his bank account. The manager told him his account had been closed due to "the consistent lack of funds," the police report said.

Cooper became "agitated," walked around the bank manager's desk and pulled out a pocketknife, the report said.

He then ordered the manager to escort him to a bank teller window to get the money. Once the $130 was given to him, Cooper told the manager he was taking him as a hostage and threatened to "slit his throat," according to the report.

When police arrived, the manager was able to escape from Cooper.

To one police officer, Cooper allegedly held up a pocketknife and said, "I'm not dropping it. I'm going stick it in your (expletive) gut," according to authorities.

Cooper, holding the knife, continued to walk toward police officers and was stopped with a Taser, the report said.

Cooper faces armed robbery and kidnapping charges, and was being held in Palm Beach County Jail in lieu of $20,000 bail, the Sun-Sentinel in Palm Beach County reports.

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