A Lucky Customer? Man Mistaken as Bank Robber Awarded $3.3 Million by Jury

February 16, 2012 Updated Feb 16, 2012 at 2:30 PM EDT

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A Lucky Customer? Man Mistaken as Bank Robber Awarded $3.3 Million by Jury

February 16, 2012 Updated Feb 16, 2012 at 2:30 PM EDT

According to the Miami Herald, a 50-year-old Florida man who was physically detained after being mistaken as a bank robber during an incident in 2008 at a Bank of America was awarded $3.3 million in damages by a jury.

The jury ruled that the bank was negligent for failing to cancel a silent alarm when it was determined the man was not a bank robber, according to the Miami Herald report. Bank of America plans to appeal the verdict, according to the Herald story.

Read the Miami Herald story HERE.