AUGUSTA — A man spotted wearing a blue mask, a hood and gloves and heading for the front door of a bank — but who never actually made it inside — pleaded guilty Thursday to eluding an officer and was sentenced to four years in prison.

Glen C. Harrington, 28, of Skowhegan, ran from the parking lot of the Manchester branch of the Bank of Maine on June 28 as soon as he spotted Maine State Trooper Dane Wing, according to an affidavit by Wing filed in Kennebec County Superior Court.

Harrington got into a Chevrolet Blazer and sped off west on U.S. Route 202.

He was arrested just off Main Street in downtown Winthrop after his car crashed into a UPS truck and passers-by helped catch him and hold him for police.

Harrington was not charged with robbery or attempted robbery in connection with the incident in the bank parking lot, according to his attorney, Kevin Sullivan.

In exchange for the guilty plea to the eluding charge, a related charge of driving to endanger was dismissed by the state.

Justice Michaela Murphy ordered Harrington’s sentence to run concurrent with a probation revocation from Somerset County.

Harrington was convicted in Somerset County in 2009 of robbing an Irving Mainway store in Norridgewock and sentenced to seven years in prison, with all but 18 months suspended, and three years of probation.

He spent time in jail previously for violating that probation as well serving as long as six months in jail at a time.

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