The Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office said Joseph Price, 61, handed a note to a teller at the PNC Bank in Okeechobee shortly after 2:30 p.m. Friday demanding a sack full of cash, TCPalm.com reported Tuesday.
However, Price left empty-handed after the teller told him she did not have a bag, investigators said.
The sheriff's office said Price left the scene on a bicycle and was apprehended within 7 minutes.
"This man was apprehended very quickly," Sheriff Paul May said. "A good description was given by bank personnel, [the lieutenant] was in the right place and the suspect is in jail, which is the right place for him."
Price was taken to the Okeechobee County Jail on a charge of attempted bank robbery. He was ordered held without bail.