TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say a homeless man robbed a Tampa bank, fled on a city bus and handed out stolen cash to passengers.
Hillsborough County Sheriff's deputies say 27-year-old Elmer McGuirt handed a note demanding money to a Wachovia Bank teller about 4:30 p.m. Thursday.
Witnesses told deputies he then got on the bus and started handing out money, keeping some of the cash for himself.
The sheriff's office contacted the bus driver, who stopped the bus and pretended to have mechanical failure. Deputies arrested McGuirt and were also able to get some of the money back from passengers.
McQuirt now faces robbery charges. He is in the Hillsborough County Jail.