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Suspected bank robber admits: I escaped!

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LOUISVILLE, KY. (WDRB) -- A bank robber is back behind bars, but Wednesday in court it turned out he has a criminal past.

"You got 40 years for robbery in 1984 -- how much of that time did you do?" the judge asked.

"That's where I escaped from," James Lang replied.  "I did 27 years of that."

Lang was in a wheelchair when he faced a judge Wednesday morning.  A not guilty plea was entered on his behalf.  He's charged with escape, robbery, and giving a false name to police, among other charges.

Police say on Friday Lang told employees at the PNC Bank on Eastern Parkway he had a gun and demanded money.  They say after he received the cash, he ran away.

He remains behind bars on a $100,000 bond.

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