An Anchorage man has been sentenced to prison for robbing a Wells Fargo branch bank and then fleeing the scene on a bicycle.
He was caught shortly after crashing his getaway bike into a police car.
Christopher Todd Mayer was sentenced to 6 1/2 years in federal prison on Friday.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Kyle French says the 47-year-old man robbed an Anchorage branch of the bank on May 27 and took $1,731.
Mayer was arrested a short distance from the bank after speeding away on a bike.
Police say Mayer crashed his bike into a patrol car, slid across the hood and took off running but was detained half a block away five minutes after the robbery.