Written by Jacob Bourne and Mirna Alfonso:
The trial of a man who was Tased into submission after robbing an ATM customer in Burlingame last year went quickly Monday.
Daniel Thomas Cassidy, 25, entered a no contest plea to robbery and evading and admitted using a weapon while committing a felony bank robbery. He now faces up to four years in state prison.
According to prosecutors, Cassidy approached a woman at an ATM in August of 2012, brandished a knife and demanded $100 in cash three times.
Cassidy grabbed the money and was spotted by a police officer getting into his truck minutes later, San Mateo County District Attorney's Office notes reveal.
The officer followed Cassidy with his lights and siren on but the suspect refused to stop.
Going as fast as 60 miles per hour in 25 and 35 zones, Cassidy lost control of his truck twice around turns, crashing into another car and eventually getting stuck in a bush in Hillsborough.
The officer then shot Cassidy twice with a stun gun but he kept running. Eventually he was subdued.
According to the DA, in the scuffle to get Cassidy cuffed, the arresting officer noticed Cassidy was holding a knife and had several cuts on his stomach.
Cassidy, whose sanity was called into question, has since spent time at an Ohloff Recovery Programs facility. His time in the facility was legally approved and he will receive credit for time served there.
Judge Robert Foiles will announce Cassidy's sentence on Dec. 6.