PCSO: Man seeking money threatens to shoot father, others in bank

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SAN TAN VALLEY, Ariz. -- A man who allegedly threatened to shoot his father and others inside a San Tan Valley bank was subdued and arrested by a Pinal County Sheriff's Office deputy Wednesday afternoon.

Shortly before 4 p.m., the sheriff's office received a 911 call from a man who said his son was following him and was going to kill him in the parking lot of the Chase Bank near Hunt Highway and Johnson Ranch Boulevard.

A deputy responded to the bank and talked with the manager, who said both men were inside.

According to sheriff's spokeswoman Tamra Ingersoll, a teller had just reported that a customer told her 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.

The deputy contacted the son, identified as Steven Wodrazka, 50, and saw that he had a handgun. The deputy quickly disarmed Wodrazka and took him into custody.

Wodrazka was booked into the Pinal County Adult Detention Center for armed robbery, aggravated assault, kidnapping, threatening and intimidating. He is currently being held on a no-bond status.

Pinal County Sheriff's Office robbery detectives will continue the investigation.