|Michael Weimer (right) was stopped after a “concerned citizen” thought he looked like a wanted bank robber (left)|
The good news is that the FBI told Chicago police to “only pursue local charges” after cops stopped him on a tip that Weimer looks like the guy who’s been robbing North Side TCF Bank branches lately.
The bad news is a lot of people think he looks like the bank robber and, well, he was allegedly carrying narcotics and drug paraphernalia when cops stopped him last week on a tip that he was the wanted man.
A “concerned citizen” reported seeing a man who looks like the bank robber walking near Irving Park and Broadway late last Monday.
Cops stopped Weimer nearby for questioning and recovered the contraband during a search, police said. Weimer is charged with possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.
But, after that matter was tidied up, Weimer was released to resume his life.
He may want to consider a makeover because he looks a lot like a wanted man.