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File image of a gavel in a courtroom.
File image of a gavel in a courtroom.

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An Albuquerque man made an unusual pit stop on his way to an alleged bank robbery: he visited a courthouse, police said.

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Ermond Overton stopped at the courthouse Thursday to ask for pen and paper to write a demand note, KRQE reported.

U.S. Marshals employees called police and Overton was arrested a short time later after allegedly robbing a nearby Wells Fargo branch with the demand note from the courthouse.