Having looted a Michigan bank on Wednesday, parolee Mark E White flagged down a passing vehicle a few blocks away.
The driver turned out to be local Saginaw Township detective Scott Jackson, who immediately arrested the would-be escapee.
The hapless con was slapped with charges that include bank robbery and making a false bomb threat.
He is now being held at the Saginaw County Jail on a $755,000 (£465,600) bail.
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