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Police: Man took cab to rob north Florida bank

The Associated Press
Published:   |   Updated: March 19, 2013 at 10:15 AM
JACKSONVILLE -

Police say a man robbed a bank to pay a $400 debt he owed another man.

The Florida Times-Union (http://bit.ly/AnDWIO ) reports 44-year-old Allen Cooper Jr. told the man on Thursday that he needed to go to the bank to get the money he owed him. Authorities say the two rode together in a taxi cab to the BB&T bank branch in Jacksonville.

According to police, Allen handed the teller a note demanding cash. Once the teller complied, the pair left the bank in the cab. Witnesses told police and they tracked the cab to an apartment complex. They found him in an apartment, where he had changed into women's clothing. Police say they used a stun gun to subdue him.

Records did not list an attorney for Cooper.

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