Bank Robbery Suspect Makes the Most of Mug Shot

Michael Whitington flashes his pearly whites
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Sep 29, 2014 11:29 AM CDT
Bank Robbery Suspect Makes the Most of Mug Shot
A photo provided by the Denver District Attorney’s Office shows Michael Whitington with a broad, toothy smile and eyes open wide after his Sept. 23, 2014, arrest in Denver.   (Uncredited)

A man captured after authorities say he tried to flee a bank robbery in Denver doesn't seem too upset about his capture and subsequent charge. The mug shot taken after 45-year-old Michael Whitington's Sept. 23 arrest shows him with a broad, toothy smile and his eyes open wide. Police say he robbed a bank on Denver's 16th Street pedestrian mall and then tried to get away on a light-rail train. Officers stopped the train a few blocks away and arrested him. Whitington has been charged with one count of robbery and is due to appear in court tomorrow to be advised of the charge. Meanwhile, he's being held in jail; it's not clear whether he has a lawyer yet. (More Denver stories.)

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