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WAVE 3 TV Louisville, KY :: Suspect In Bank Robbery Literally Caught Red-Handed
: "'He's probably looking in his bag to find out what he's got and as he looks down, probably with that same helmet on, the dye pack goes off and explodes all over his face and his hands,' Arnold said.
Security officials declined to show WAVE 3 Investigator James Zambroski how they work, but agreed to set off one of the dye packs often hidden in bundles of cash. They are triggered when a suspect leaves the bank, spraying the money and anything nearby with an indelible stain and a heavy dose of tear gas.
'I think it actually razzled him somewhat to where I don't think he knew what to think,' Arnold said.
Police say Cross dumped the getaway car at the German American Club east of the bank and hid the money there. He then set out on foot east toward Newburg Road, where he was spotted by a police K-9 officer.
'He (the officer) notices that there's dye, red dye, all over his face and hands,' Arnold said. 'He gets him down, gets him handcuffed.'
The money and getaway car were found shortly after that, police said."