THOMASVILLE, Ga. — A south Georgia man faces criminal charges after police say he sent a road flare to a drive-through bank teller through a pneumatic tube.
Michael Aaron Bass was arrested Wednesday in Thomasville after the flare set off a panic when a bank teller concluded it was a stick of dynamite, police said.
Bass drove up on a motorcycle, cashed a work check, and then sent the flare back to the teller, police Sgt. Scott Newberry told the Thomasville Times-Enterprise.
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“He stuck it into the vacuum tube and sent it to the teller, and he drove off,” Newberry said.
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The building was evacuated and police responded. Newberry said the road flare resembled a destructive device.
Bass was arrested two hours later on his motorcycle. It’s unclear if he is represented by a lawyer.
This story was written by the Associated Press
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