‘Phony Pony Bandit’ sentenced for robberies

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‘Phony Pony Bandit’ sentenced for robberies


EVERETT, Wash. – An Anacortes man nicknamed the “Phony Pony Bandit” has been sentenced to 17 years behind bars.

Fifty-six-year-old Todd Kirkpatrick received the sentence after pleading guilty to robbing four banks at gunpoint in three counties.

He was called the “Phony Pony Bandit” because he wore a disguise that included a wig pulled back into a Ponytail.

Officials say Kirkpatrick turned to crime after losing all of his money in property investments that went sour when the housing market collapsed.