A man who had to ask a bank teller how to spell “rob” pleaded guilty Wednesday to robbing a Kansas City bank last year.
Lorene Harris, 54, admitted in U.S. District Court that he robbed the Bank of America at 6320 Prospect Ave. on Aug. 4, 2014.
According to court documents, Harris approached a teller and informed her that he was robbing the bank.
When the teller asked if he had a note, Harris requested a piece of paper. He started writing but stopped to ask how to spell “rob,” according to the documents.
The note, later recovered by police, read: “I am robin this bank. Give me the money.”
The bank employee complied, but Harris actually left with less money than she offered.
After authorities released surveillance photos of the robbery to the public, several people identified Harris as the robber, according to the court documents. Security officials at a Kansas City, Kan., casino contacted investigators after seeing Harris, wearing the same clothing, inside the casino.
The next day, after police in Raytown were called to an incident and contacted Harris, he told them he had robbed a bank.
Sentencing will take place after a presentence report is completed.
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