Robber showed ID to teller

March 16, 2011 at 2:48 PM
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DALLAS, March 16 (UPI) -- A Texas man who claimed to have a "bom" and showed his ID during a bank-robbery attempt was sentenced to 102 months in prison.

U.S. District Judge Sam Lindsay sentenced Nathan Wayne Pugh, 49, Tuesday to the prison term, which is to be served after a 25-year sentence for a pair of armed robberies Pugh was on parole for during the July 26 robbery, The Dallas Morning News reported Wednesday.

Police said Pugh walked into the Wells Fargo bank on Lemmon Avenue in Dallas with a bag from a fast-food restaurant and handed a teller a threatening note rife with misspellings.

"Look if you don't want to die then you should do as this note says This is not a bag of food This is a bom, so just put money in an envelope and do not make any move till after I have left for ten mintis," the note read.

The teller told Pugh she would have to see his identification to hand over the money and he showed her his Wells Fargo debit card and Texas identification card, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported.

Court documents said police arrived and Pugh was arrested after attempting to take a female customer holding a small child hostage.

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