By The Associated Press
12:06 PM AKDT, October 14, 2011
An Alaska bank heist suspect has surrendered to police after an unusual attempted theft.
The Anchorage Daily News says 49-year-old Aubrey Leolin Haynie turned himself in to police Thursday evening.
The FBI says Haynie was wanted in connection with a robbery Wednesday afternoon at a First National Bank branch in east Anchorage. An FBI spokesman says the robber handed the bank teller a note saying he needed money to see his mother and threatened to kill the clerk.
The teller began complying with the robber's demand, but then the FBI says Haynie then began writing a check for $1 million and asked the teller who he should make it out to. And, he signed his own name to it.
Police say Haynie surrendered after walking into a church.