Handicapped Man Hides Robbery Money in His Prosthetic Leg

November 17, 2008

Christopher Warren ReedsMerritt Island, Fla. (Chattahbox) – Brevard County deputies arrested a man on Friday afternoon, 10 minutes after he robbed Space Coast Credit Union. Christopher Warren Reed, 45, is paraplegic who uses a motorized wheelchair. He robbed the bank and hid the money in his prosthetic leg. He entered the credit union at about 4 pm and warned the teller that he was armed with explosive. He left the credit union with an undisclosed amount of cash.

During the interrogation, Reed told the deputies that he was threatened by two men with a gun who told him to commit the robbery and were going to take the money themselves. The man is charged with several charges including threatening about hoax explosives, bank robbery, grand theft and aggravated assault.


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