For the past two months someone had been on a robbery spree in Portland, Oregon, robbing banks and motels. Was this the work of one man? If so, it seemed as if nobody could catch him, being that he was very elusive and not making any mistakes, to the chagrin of the police department. The police were just waiting for him to slip up. On Monday, September 16, he did!
Frank Laviguer was pulling up to a Wells Fargo bank, leaving his car close by for another easy getaway. He entered the bank with his gun and took the money. Another easy robbery. Now he had to speed off and elude the police as he had done before... but he wasn't speeding off. Why? Was something wrong with his car? No. Frank had left the keys inside the bank!
Not knowing what else to do, he took off on foot, taking the money with him. After running through the city for several blocks, he finally ended up in an office building. Unbeknownst to him, the police had a "play by play" of his antics from people calling in to the 911 line. The police found him hiding behind a drinking fountain on the second floor. It was pretty easy to spot him - and the gun he had was a fake.
All the money was recovered and the police linked Frank to the other 5 robberies around the area. Come to find out, he had recently been let out of prison after serving time for other crimes... bank robberies in Nebraska.