CLINTON TOWNSHIP (WWJ/AP) – Police have arrested a woman they say pretended two cans of spaghetti sauce were a bomb when she robbed a Macomb County bank.

Ophelia Amelia Neal faces bank robbery and explosives charges in Saturday’s robbery at a Fifth Third Bank branch at 15 Mile Road and Harper Ave. in Clinton Township.

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Officials say Neal is parole absconder, with previous convictions for assault and marijuana charges.

She was caught Friday afternoon in a home in Mount Clemens and taken to the Macomb County Jail.

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Police said Neal told bank employees she had a bomb in her bag and demanded money. They say she took an undisclosed amount of money and escaped in a car with a man behind the wheel.

A bomb squad later scanned the bag and found the sauce.

Neal could face life in prison if convicted.

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