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TROY, MO. (KTVI) – A man wearing a Halloween mask burst into the Peoples Bank and Trust demanding money Tuesday, but the robbery was stopped by the bank’s president.
David Thompson followed the suspect into the parking lot after the robbery.

“I practice concealed carry and pulled my gun on him,” Thompson said.

Police arrived moments later and arrested the suspect.

“That is when I realized that he was a customer,” Thompson said. “He had one of our debit cards in his wallet.”

Thompson told FOX2 News he was surprised someone would try to rob his bank.

“We have a lawful concealed carry sign on the door, so that lets people know we can be armed,” he said.

Police said the suspect was not armed.

Thompson has been with the bank for 36 years.

“It is a part of my life,” he said.