Dec 6, 5:46 PM EST

Man who ran to barber shop after bank robbery pleads guilty


KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Federal authorities say a man who rushed to get a haircut after holding up a bank has pleaded guilty to bank robbery.

Prosecutors say 34-year-old Joshua Aaron Hoover pleaded guilty Wednesday to taking $5,800 from the Arvest Bank in February.

Court records show Hoover fled to a nearby barbershop. The barber told authorities Hoover was out of breath and said he ran there from work to get a haircut during his lunch hour. The barber shaved off most of Hoover's beard and hair. Hoover bought a hat and changed his clothes at the barbershop.

Hoover was arrested at the Ameristar Casino while he was preparing to enter a poker tournament. He said he wanted to use the bank money at the casino so the serial numbers couldn't be traced.

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