Man allegedly tries to rob bank in Cleveland, gets caught after leaving a note with his name, address

A man in Cleveland, Ohio made a startlingly stupid mistake when he tried to rob a bank.

Late on Monday morning, Michael Harrell, 54, walked up to the counter at a branch in the city and passed a note, demanding money, FOX8 reported.

"When the teller took the note, and looked at it and looked at the other side, she saw his name," Special Agent Vicki Anderson, of the FBI, said. "He had used a note that he had used earlier at the BMV (Bureau of Motor Vehicles) and it had his name on it."

That left the teller stunned, investigators said.

"She actually even referred to him as Michael," Anderson said. "Gave him the money and called him Michael and then notified law enforcement."

Once officials confirmed that he was the same person caught on CCTV cameras robbing the bank, a warrant was issued for his arrest.

Investigators said the smart choice now for Harrell would be to turn himself in.

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