KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A homeless man, who says he lives in the woods, allegedly robbed a bank, changed his shirt, bought a cigar -- and then got arrested by police Tuesday afternoon.
The U.S. Attorney says Daniel Vermeer, 52 has been charged with bank robbery after he allegedly robbed the Bank of the West at 5245 NW 64th Street in Kansas City, Mo.
Vermeer entered the bank about 2:30 p.m. and demanded money from a teller, saying he had a pistol and didn't want to hurt anybody.
The employee placed money on the counter. Vermeer then allegedly demanded more money from all the teller drawers.
The employee placed more than $5,000.00 in a plastic grocery bag, and Vermeer left on foot.
He told investigators he changed his clothes in the nearby wood and walked to the Outlaw, a neighboring business, and purchased a cigar.
As he was leaving, he was stopped by officers.
Vermeer remains in custody pending a detention hearing.
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