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BRIDGEPORT – Things just didn’t go right for John Gordon.
They began going south when police said the 30-year-old Stamford man walked up to a cashier window at the downtown People’s United Bank Tuesday morning and handed a note Gordon had hastily written on the back of a deposit slip.
“I’m sorry, I can’t read this,” police said the teller responded.
An exasperated Gordon then began yelling, “Give me the money, give me the money,” which police said attracted the attention of other bank employees who hit the emergency alarm.
Police said Gordon then grabbed a handful of cash from the teller and stuffed it into his pants pocket. He then left the bank and got onto a bicycle.
But at the corner of Main and State streets, the bike had a blowout and Gordon tumbled into the street, spilling cash into the intersection, police said.
Abandoning the bicycle, police said Gordon hobbled away.
Police said numerous witnesses pointed out Gordon’s escape route and they eventually found him hiding in the parking garage behind the Holiday Inn hotel.
Gordon was charged with second-degree robbery and was being held in lieu of $100,000 bond.