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A bank robber in Columbus went viral over the weekend after a news media outlet posted his impressive mugshot collection on Facebook.

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Dontrell Demetrius Scott, 26, walked out of a SunTrust bank in downtown Columbus carrying a bag full of cash on November 5.

The hapless bank robber didn't attempt to conceal his identity as he flashed a toothy grin for the bank surveillance camera on his way out the door. Apparently he loves to have his picture taken.

Unfortunately for Scott, the bank he chose to rob that day is housed in the same building as the Columbus field office of the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI).

Scott was in police custody within hours. He was apprehended at a used car lot where he attempted to purchase a used car with a portion of his ill gotten gains.

Scott told the used car salesman he was looking for a car - any car. He wasn't particular about the make or the model of car because he was in a hurry, said D. Cochran, owner of Ask D Auto Sales.

Scott showed Cochran a fist full of cash and asked if that would speed up the sale.

"He said I would like to buy any one of your cars," Cochran told WRBL.

"He said 'I like this Mercedes.' And I told him the price of the Mercedes. And he said, 'Well, I'll take anything, I'm just in a rush.' I said, 'OK well let's go inside,' He said, 'I got the money right now.' So he showed me a wad of cash. When he showed me the cash, I was like, 'Whoah.'"

By that time, Columbus police had identified Scott and emailed his bank surveillance photo to all the local media outlets.

He was in custody by 7 p.m. He was still at the used car lot signing papers when police showed up to arrest him.

During the booking process, Scott added a new mugshot to his growing collection, totaling 15 mugshots in all.

Not counting his juvenile record, which is sealed by the courts, Scott's mugshots begin with his first arrest in 2012.

A media outlet compiled all of Scott's mugshots into one meme and posted it on Facebook, where it went viral across social media platforms.
 

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