PITTSBURGH (AP) — A man charged with robbing a Pittsburgh bank was jailed after he showed up to fight a traffic ticket in court.
KDKA-TV (http://cbsloc.al/1K2xxyq ) reports 23-year-old Eric Wagner Jr. was arrested Wednesday after Allegheny County sheriff’s deputies did a routine records check when Wagner appeared in Traffic Court.
District Judge Eugene Ricciardi dismissed the ticket for driving with a suspended license saying, “You got bigger problems than this.”
Wagner remained jailed Friday, unable to post $500,000 bond.
Police say a suspect in some other Pittsburgh-area bank robberies identified Wagner as the man who robbed Wesbanco Bank on Dec. 21. The other man told police he acted as a getaway driver.
Court records don’t list an attorney for Wagner who faces a preliminary hearing Wednesday.