HUDSONVILLE, Mich. (WZZM)—A man who witnesses say dressed up like a woman to rob an Ottawa County bank is out of the hospital and in jail.
Todd Kooiker, 51, has been formally charged with bank robbery and fleeing and eluding. Witnesses say the Georgetown Township man put on a blue dress, blond wig and bra before walking into the Community West Credit Union in Hudsonville on Friday. Captain Mark Bennett says Kooiker threatened tellers with a BB gun and demanded money.
Shortly after the robbery, an officer spotted Kooiker ditching a wig while speeding off on a motorcycle. Officers followed him on a chase that topped 100 miles per hour. Bennett says Kooiker eventually crashed while trying to turn, and police recovered his gun, disguise and the money.
Kooiker was treated at a hospital then moved to the Ottawa County Jail, where he remained Sunday night on a $200,000 cash bond.