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Bank robber arrested after handing teller note that included his name, address

Authorities tracked down an alleged bank robber in Cleveland, Ohio, recently, thanks to a tip literally handed to them by the robber himself.

Cleveland police and the FBI have arrested 54-year-old Michael Harrell. According to the police report, Harrell walked into a bank earlier this week and gave the teller a note that read, "This is a robbery. Don't get nobody hurt." The bank employee handed over $206. Then the teller called police with all of Harrell's info. 

"When the teller took the note and looked at it and looked at the other side, she saw his name," FBI agent Vicki Anderson told WJW-TV. Turns out the paper Harrell used to scribble his note originally came from the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles, and included both his name and address.

Harrell was also a regular at the bank and did nothing to hide his face, which made it easy for law enforcement to see what he looked like.

Harrell's currently under arrest on a variety of charges.

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