KNOXVILLE, TENN. — A suspected bank robber who attempted to hire an unsuspecting limousine service to flee from police was arrested in Loudon County, Tenn., earlier this week.
The suspect was identified by an off-duty Knoxville police officer while in line at a gas station. Fifty-year-old Thomas Phelan, wanted for robbing a Tennessee credit union, was on his way to Georgia in the for-hire car he rented with the bank’s money. After troopers stopped the limousine, they found Phelan’s luggage with evidence connecting him to the crime and he was arrested. The chauffeur, who was unaware as to why he was pulled over, was dismissed as a suspect at the scene. Phelan was also wanted for a bank robbery in Ohio.
Source: WBIR TV (Knoxville, Tenn.)