The Associated Press
CONWAY, N.H. (AP) _ Conway police arrived at a restaurant next to
their annual Christmas party about a half-hour early, but it wasn't
out of anticipation for the festivities. They had to arrest an
alleged bank robber first.
Police had been tipped that Michael Mahone, of Conway, Ark., a
suspect in a robbery in Maine last month, was working at a local
restaurant. After police confirmed that a car Mahone was believed to
have stolen was at the restaurant Friday evening, a detective and
uniformed officer entered and asked for a table.
Mahone, 26, was the perfect host, except that after seating the
officers, he made for the back door, police said.
Mahone was intercepted in the kitchen, and eight other officers and a
police dog waited just outside the door.
He was arrested on a fugitive warrant in the Nov. 19 robbery of the
Gardiner Federal Credit Union in Maine.
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"As a side note," police Chief Jeff Dicey said, "Conway Police
officers made it to the Christmas party with two minutes to spare."