Robber Has Asthma Attack, Locks Keys in Car

L O C K H A V E N, Pa. — Donald Guthrie wanted to stay out of jail, police say, so he robbed a bank. Guthrie was charged with robbing a coin-operated laundry, and police say he apparently held up the M&T bank outside Harrisburg, Pa., to pay his bail bondsman.

A friend of Guthrie's told police that he had written a post-dated check to the bondsman, and robbed the bank to cover it.

Guthrie allegedly entered the bank with a gun on Thursday morning and took roughly $9,000 in cash.

He apparently crashed his car while fleeing the scene, however, and was later identified by a driver who stopped to help him. According to the Associated Press, police also heard from a roommate of Guthrie's, who reported seeing him burn a ski mask, jacket, shirt and shoes.

Police say they found the stolen money in Guthrie's home, and charged him with felony armed robbery, among other crimes.

He was being held in lieu of $100,000 bail.

Crime Blotter, a weekly feature of ABCNEWS.com, is compiled by Oliver Libaw.

ABC affiliate KMGH in Denver contributed to this report.

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