June 7, 2009

Accused bail-jumper says anklet fell off

A suspected armed robber under house arrest told police in Wisconsin his electronic anklet fell off in a men's room but police say it had been cut.

Police in Madison described the anklet, found in the trash at Walgreen, as abandoned and cut, the State Journal reported.

Justin Simpson, 20, nicknamed the parka bandit, faces new charges of obstructing police and three counts of bail jumping. He is also charged with trying to steal items from a Best Buy store Tuesday.

Simpson told police he went to the bail monitoring office Friday morning for a drug check and freaked out when he was unable to produce the required urine sample. He said he accidentally hit the anklet against a door at Walgreen.