LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - An off-duty police officer had plenty of time to get a look at a man who attempted to rob a Metropolitan Bank branch when the suspect first walked right past the uniformed officer - three times.
Langston Robins, 21, faces multiple charges for allegedly handing a bank clerk a note and a gym bag and then fleeing as Officer Chad Herndon tried to arrest him.
Robins went into the bank at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday and walked past Herndon to ask a teller where the restroom was. Robins walked past Herndon again on the way to the bathroom, and then again when he approached the teller.
"I just don't know why he didn't see a uniformed police officer standing basically right in front of him," Little Rock police spokesman Lt. Terry Hastings said. "My guess is he's just not the brightest of people."
As Herndon approached, Robins saw him and the two became involved in a struggle. Robins got away but Herndon radioed for help and Robins was found by police about five minutes later hiding behind a house.
Robins was taken to the Pulaski County jail. He was charged with aggravated robbery, second-degree battery, resisting arrest and fleeing. Robins had a court appearance Thursday.
!!! what a asshat !!!!!