California man stops bank robbery by talking to the suspect. It was his former neighbor.


A California man was waiting in line to deposit a check at a bank when he noticed a robbery unfold in front of him – and the suspect was his former neighbor. 

Michael Armus Sr. was at Bank of the West in Woodland, California, on Monday when police said Eduardo Plasencia, 43, entered the bank and passed a note to a teller claiming he was robbing the bank and had a gun. 

That’s when Armus, 69, who told Good Morning America that he recognized the suspect as his former neighbor and friend of his daughter, stepped in and encouraged Plasencia to not rob the bank, the Woodland Police Department said in a statement on Facebook. 


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