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Disguise fails; accused robber arrested at Mall St. Matthews

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LOUISVILLE, KY. (WDRB) -- A disguise didn't keep an accused robber from being arrested.

In May, police say 20-year-old Matthew Epperson was wearing a black wig while crouching down by a car in the Mall Saint Matthews parking lot watching a woman load her car up.  Police say she tried to hold onto her purse as he jumped up to grab it, then threatened her with a knife.

A witness starting yelling, and police say Epperson fled without the purse.  The witness wrote down a license plate number, and police later found a backpack containing a black wig and Epperson's ID in the mall.

He's charged with robbery.

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