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Man walks in on bank robbery, stops suspect with hug

KNOP News 2

WOODLAND, Calif. (KCRA) - Police say a customer at a California bank convinced a would-be robber to walk away. He didn’t use a weapon or physical restraint to do it – just empathy.

Michael Armus Sr. found himself at the center of a bank robbery while making a deposit about 11 a.m. Monday at a Bank of the West location in Woodland.

“I believe it was meant for me to be here that day,” he said.

The bank is one where Armus knows all the tellers, but instead of greeting him with the usual smiles, this time, he was met with looks of concern.


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