Bend bank employees mistake wallet for a weapon, call 911

Downtown Bend US Bank employees hid under their desks and called 911 on Friday worried a man had come inside with a gun.

Turned out it was just his wallet. He left and went outside to the ATM.

According to police, an employee of the bank called 911 reporting a black man wearing a bandana on his head and a hoodie came into the bank with what they thought was a gun.

“Based on the information given to 911 Dispatch, several Bend Police officers and detectives responded and started an investigation into the incident,” said Lt. Clint Burleigh. “Detectives and officers learned through the investigation that the customer did not possess a firearm. His wallet was mistaken for the reported firearm.”

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