A California man is scheduled for sentencing today by a federal judge for several Los Angeles bank robberies, including at least one in which he used a gun-shaped cigarette lighter.
Andy Lee "Audy" Horn, 49, was apprehended on March 6 after he used the lighter to hold up a Bank of America (BAC) branch in Beverly Hills, according to LAist.com.
"Give me money, $50's, $20's, $100's," Horn reportedly said while pointing the lighter at the teller.
The teller believed the lighter was a real gun and handed over $500.
Horn was arrested later the same day. The FBI and local law enforcement had already suspected Horn of involvement in other Los Angeles-area robberies, including two other branches of Bank of America in Hollywood, and a branch of City National Bank. Horn is expected to enter a guilty plea to a single count before U.S. District Judge Fernando M. Olguin
The Beverly Hills police report from Horn's incident in March did not disclose whether he used the cigarette lighter in his previous robberies.