SALT LAKE CITY (ABC 4 News) – The Bucket List Bandit's run on banks is over.
Michael Eugene Brewster was arrested last night in the town of Roland Oklahoma and according to local police was driving an SUV with a Utah temporary license plate tag.
Brewster is wanted by the FBI for robbing ten banks throughout the U.S. including the Wells Fargo Bank in Roy.
Assistant Police Chief David Goode tells ABC4 News that he was running radar on vehicles along the main road in Roland Oklahoma.
“He ran a red light,” Goode says.
And the black SUV was pulled over just before it reached Interstate 40.
“He wasn’t answering my questions,” Goode recalls.
So he ran his drivers license and learned it was suspended.
"After placing him under arrest and doing a frisk of him I located those bills not a huge amount but a large quantity of bills with that red dye,” Goode says.
But Goode had no idea the man inside the SUV was wanted for robbing ten banks in several states including Utah.
In July, he allegedly robbed the bank in Roy.
"He had a fake pistol in his possession and he also had a 38 special, snub nose 38 special," says Goode. “When I took him under arrest he said I'm not going to give you any problems."
The officer says when he got a closer look at the license of the black SUV he says it had a Utah temporary license tag on it.
"It was basically a picture that he had taken with a camera and then blew the picture up to look like a tag,” Goode says. "He was driving under a suspended license and the tag was a Utah tag, it was a paper tag the tag came back to a different vehicle.”
About three hours after the arrest, the Oklahoma assistant police chief learned about a warrant for the bucket list bandit.
And when he compared pictures he knew he had to call the FBI.
“It was unmistakable,” he says.