OKLAHOMA CITY – A fugitive who has been on the run for more than 20 years is back behind bars. He has been hiding from Texas authorities for decades but was just caught hiding out in Oklahoma City.
“I don’t appreciate you all showing up,” Larry Mccumber’s wife, Mary, said.
Or the US Marshal Service on Thursday either when they arrested 66 year old Mccumber 25 years after he allegedly robbed a hotel in Texas and threatened a worker there.
His wife says he has never been involved in a robbery.
“No he has not,” she said. “I’ve got the attorneys working on it.”
Neighbors were shocked when they found out who had been living next to them.
“Oh, my gosh,” neighbor Renita Robinson said. “My mind is just blown.”
Investigators say back in 1988 Mccumber walked into the Continental Inn hotel in San Antonio and slipped the clerk a note demanding money. Once he had it, he verbally threatened the clerk and disappeared.
His been hiding in Oklahoma City for at least a decade.
“He’s just a friendly guy, and I’ve known him probably known him 10 or 15 years,” neighbor Mike Perrodin said. “I’m just as surprised as anybody.”
“If he did that what else is he capable of doing,” Robinson said.
Mccumber is in the Cleveland County jail waiting to be extradited back to Texas.