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Continued: 2nd time is charm for police: Suspect in Blaine bank heist apprehended again

  • Article by: PAUL WALSH , Star Tribune
  • Last update: November 20, 2013 - 9:03 AM

She gave a stranger $500 from the robbery to buy her a ticket, but the man took off with the cash.
Pearson slept outside overnight and bought a ticket, “arriving with less than $1 in her pocket.”

She panhandled for cash before she “crossed the border unimpeded … into Tijuana, “where booze is cheap, and she remained there for a few days.”

 It was there that Pearson’s conscience prompted her to give up her flight.

Pearson has a criminal history in Minnesota that includes convictions for theft, fifth-degree assault, domestic assault, trespassing, disorderly conduct and property damage.

 Paul Walsh • 612-673-4482

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