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Man threatens to rob bank then strips to his underwear, awaiting arrest

Thirty-five-year-old Clint Gray was arrested Thursday after police say he tried to rob a Solana Beach, California Wells Fargo bank. Following the robbery attempt, authorities say Gray then told frightened customers to call 911, stripped to his underwear and awaited arrest. (AP file photo)

Thirty-five-year-old Clint Gray was arrested Thursday after police say he tried to rob a Solana Beach, California Wells Fargo bank. Following the robbery attempt, authorities say Gray then told frightened customers to call 911, stripped to his underwear and awaited arrest. (AP file photo)

SOLANA BEACH, Calif. — Authorities are holding a man they say tried to rob a San Diego County bank, then told frightened customers to call 911, stripped to his underwear and awaited arrest.

Thirty-five-year-old Clint Gray was arrested Thursday at a Wells Fargo branch in Solana Beach. It’s not known if he has an attorney.

Derek Stevenson tells the San Diego Union-Tribune that he was one of three customers inside the bank when the man entered shortly after the branch opened, shouted that it was a robbery and ordered everyone to the ground.

As staff and customers complied, the man told people to call 911, began stripping to his underwear, then sat in a chair near the front door until deputies arrived.

Authorities say the robber had no weapon and no cash was taken.