“You got bigger problems than this.”
That was the message District Judge Eugene Ricciardi had for a man as he dismissed his traffic ticket. The man was then charged with robbing a Pittsburgh bank, caught after he showed up to fight the aforementioned traffic ticket in court.
KDKA-TV reports 23-year-old Eric Wagner Jr. was arrested Wednesday after Allegheny County sheriff’s deputies did a routine records check when Wagner appeared in Traffic Court.
Ricciardi dismissed the traffic ticket for driving with a suspended license after the Wagner’s arrest.
Wagner remained jailed Friday, unable to post $500,000 bond.
Police say a suspect in some other Pittsburgh-area bank robberies identified Wagner as the man who robbed Wesbanco Bank on Dec. 21. The other man told police he acted as a getaway driver.
Court records don’t list an attorney for Wagner who faces a preliminary hearing Wednesday.
The Associated Press contributed to this article