CRIME

Bank Robber Calls 911 On Himself: Cincinnat, Ohio Police Arrest Frank Coleman

01/15/2012 06:03 pm ET | Updated Jan 15, 2012

Cincinnati police barely had to break a sweat solving a bank robbery on Friday.

Cops say that Frank Coleman robbed a U.S. Bank branch at 2 p.m. and less than 30 minutes later he called 911 to turn himself in at a nearby shopping mall, Fox 19 reports.

Coleman fled from the bank with $2,000, according to WCPO. His plans were almost thrown off track when he slipped a note to the teller, saying "put the money in the bag." The teller replied by saying there weren't any bags, according to TV station WLWT. Evidently, Coleman prepared for this possibility, because WLWT says he handed the clerk a plastic shopping bag. He pulled off the robbery without using a weapon, WCPO says.

Shortly after that, Coleman reportedly dialed 911 to say he was the culprit in the heist and that cops could pick him up at the Tower Place mall, according to WKRC.

Media outlets had no explanation for Coleman's about-face. In fact, there was disagreement over some details of his escape. Several reports said Coleman escaped by hailing a taxi, but The Cincinnati Enquirer quoted a police officer who denied that Coleman flagged a cab.

Coleman was scheduled to be arraigned on Saturday.

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