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Suspected bank robber slipped on the ice in front of the cop while trying to escape: police

Jason Mackenrodt, 38, is suspected of robbing a bank in Maine. He was caught after he slipped on the ice in front of a cop while trying to flee.
(Waterville Police)

A suspect of an armed robber who had just taken an unknown amount of money from a Maine bank is not yet very far after he slipped on the ice outside and in front of a cop.

Waterville Police said that the suspect – later identified as 38-year-old Jason Mackenrodt — had just held up a Bangor Savings Bank and tried to flee.

Unfortunately for him, the car park on the opposite side of the street was a bit icy and Mackenrodt slipped and fell, taking the cash and carry out of his coat pocket, on the sidewalk, in front of a Maine State Police officer who was sitting in his car, officials said.

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The police said Special Agent Glen Long saw the gun and money and quickly realized Mackenrodt had just robbed the bank.

Mackenrodt tried to flee, but was reportedly tackled by Long before he is too far.

“The special agent of the state police — he was in the right place at the right time. Very competent officer with many years of experience,” Waterville Deputy chief of police William Bonney told WABI. “He did a great job in the detection of this man without any injury, keeping the community safe, keeping the suspect safe and keep themselves safe.”

According to the WABI, Mackenrodt used a BB gun to rob the bank. The money that spilled out of his jacket was swept up by the wind and the members of the public dashed to scoop it up, police said.

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Mackenrodt was arrested and charged with theft and terrorizing. He is being held on $25,000 bail.

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