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Man Tells Teller to Call 911, Robs Bank

By Associated Press

July 21, 2004, 7:55 PM EDT

BARBOURSVILLE, W.Va. -- Authorities arrested a bank robbery suspect after receiving a tip -- from the suspect. Brian Fenton is accused of walking into the First State Bank in Barboursville on Tuesday and telling a teller to call 911 because he was robbing the bank.

Fenton, 41, allegedly waited for the teller to make the call and then left with an undisclosed amount of cash. He was arrested by a deputy waiting outside the door, said Sgt. Mike McCallister with the Cabell County Sheriff's Department.

"As soon as he walked out of the bank, he walked directly into the arms of Deputy Todd Wentz," McCallister said.

No weapon was found.

Fenton, who was charged with felony bank robbery, was being held Wednesday at the Western Regional Jail in Barboursville on $100,000 bond.

If convicted, he faces 10 to 25 years in prison.

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Information from: The Herald-Dispatch, http://www.herald-dispatch.com

Copyright © 2004, The Associated Press

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