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Bank Robber Arrested After Slipping On Ice In Front Of Police Officer

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Jason Mackenrodt, 38, robbed a Bangor Savings Bank in Waterville, Maine at 10:10 a.m. on Tuesday.

He was armed with a BB gun and fled the scene, running into a parking lot across the street with an undetermined amount of cash.

Then, his escape plan became a bit slippery.

While running, Mackenrodt slipped on a patch of ice and fell to the ground, which according to the Waterville Police Department, resulted in the clumsy criminal “spilling the cash and gun from his jacket pocket onto the pavement.”

Then, the wind began to whisk the cash in all different directions, as people collected as much of it as possible.

Oh, and the entire ordeal happened in front of Maine State Police Special Agent Glen Lang:

The officer was sitting in his car as he watched the scene unfold. Once he saw a gun and a wad of cash fall from the man’s pockets, Lang realized he had robbed a bank.

Mackenrodt attempted to escape, but Lang tackled him and arrested him, taking him into custody on charges of robbery and terrorizing. He is being held on $25,000 bail.

Waterville Deputy Police Chief William Bonney commended the special agent: 

“The special agent from the State Police — he was in the right place at the right time. Very competent officer with a lot of years of experience. He did a great job in apprehending this guy without any injury, keeping the community safe, keeping the suspect safe, and keeping himself safe.”

As did the citizens of Waterville:

Talk about being in the right place and acting on your instincts!

People said this is the type of thing that happens in movies:

Others agreed this might be the one good thing to happen from the icy streets:

Talk about a strange string of events:

and some much-deserved Karma, served ice cold:

In the end, all ended as it should have:

Mackenrodt was caught and arrested, and witnesses returned the money collected at the scene of the crime.



Written by Alex Maxx

Alex is an author with a passion for storytelling, black coffee, and the oxford comma. She has been published in POPSUGAR, Diply, Alloy, The Mighty, Yahoo, College Fashionista, and Her Campus. When she isn't busy attempting to smash the glass ceiling, or dismantling the patriarchy, she enjoys binge-watching true crime documentaries, online window shopping, and going on adventures and exploring new places.
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