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Woman Pleads Guilty to Robbing Bank with Spaghetti Sauce

Woman Pleads Guilty to Robbing Bank with Spaghetti Sauce


MOUNT CLEMENS, Michigan – A 53-year-old woman has pleaded guilty after she allegedly used cans of spaghetti sauce to simulate a bomb and then proceeded to rob a bank. Police say Ophelia A. Neal, a parole absconder, robbed a Fifth Third Bank branch in Macomb County’s Clinton Township on April 6.

According to police, Neal told bank employees she had a bomb in a cloth bag, demanded money and fled with an undisclosed amount of cash into a getaway car driven by a man. 

Neal pleaded guilty Monday in Oakland County Circuit Court in Mount Clemens to bank robbery and explosives charges. She is scheduled to be sentenced Nov. 19.

According to the state, Neal has previously been convicted on charges of fraud, assault and marijuana convictions. She also makes a flawless baked ziti with a meatless Ragu. 

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