WEST BEND, Wis. (AP) — A 35-year-old West Bend man is charged with robbing a bank two days after being released from prison.
According to the criminal complaint, Russell Smith cut off his electronic monitoring bracelet a day after meeting with his probation agent and then stole a 30-pack of beer.
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports after drinking at a park, he went to a Wal-Mart, stole a bike, a backpack, a BB gun and a tent before setting up camp behind a cemetery and drinking into the next day.
He allegedly biked to M&I bank in West Bend and handed a note to a teller demanding money and showing the BB gun.
Police arrested him after spotting him riding near Lake Lucas.
Smith was sentenced to 4 1/2 years for armed robbery in 2006.
Information from: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, http://www.jsonline.com