Robber tries 3 police stations before turning himself in

By David Ferguson
Monday, September 3, 2012 10:43 EDT
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Robber turns self in via CNN
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A bank robber in Tucson, Arizona had to go to three different police stations before he was finally able to turn himself in for his crime, according to CNN.

William David Leverett knew that it was only a matter of time before he was caught when TV stations all over town began to broadcast images of his face. Surveillance cameras captured Leverett’s picture during hold-ups of local banks.

When he was contacted by an ex-girlfriend who had seen the pictures in a newscast, Leverett determined that it was time to turn himself in.

Unfortunately for Leverett, budget cutbacks have left several local police stations unmanned except for certain specific hours. He first tried police headquarters, only to find it deserted. Next he tried a sub-station located on Tucson’s “Miracle Mile.” It, too, was locked and dark.

Finally, Leverett drove himself straight to the Pima County Jail, and only there was he able to surrender to authorities.

Police say that the best and fastest way to turn oneself in for a crime is to dial 911, make a report to the dispatcher and then wait for police to arrive.

Watch the video, embedded via CNN, below:

David Ferguson
David Ferguson
David Ferguson is an editor at Raw Story. He was previously writer and radio producer in Athens, Georgia, hosting two shows for Georgia Public Broadcasting and blogging at Firedoglake.com and elsewhere. He is currently working on a book.
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