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Deputies: Man who robbed bank dressed as a woman captured

Authorities arrested a man they say robbed a Tarpon Springs bank last month while dressed as a woman.

The man, Dorian Deon White, 32, of Safety Harbor was hiding out in a Texas homeless shelter under an alias, according to the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office.

Agents from the United States Marshal Service picked up White at about 9:30 a.m. central time in Corpus Christi, the Sheriff's Office said.

White, officials said, walked into the Bank of America at 2551 Tarpon Woods Blvd. just before 4 p.m. on Nov. 6.

He was dressed in a purple dress with black tights, a black wig and a full face of makeup, officials said. He implied he had a gun and left with an undisclosed amount of money.

Then, authorities say, he fled on foot to a nearby neighborhood, where he forced a citizen to drive him to Philippe Park in Safety Harbor.

The citizen was released unharmed, and White was last seen in the park on foot. Officials searched for him locally, but did not come up with any results. They did not say how they tracked him to Texas.

White was arrested on charges of bank robbery, kidnapping and burglary of an occupied dwelling.

Deputies: Man who robbed bank dressed as a woman captured 12/03/09 [Last modified: Thursday, December 3, 2009 8:37pm]

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