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Fugitive Turns Self in 15 Years Later in D.C.

On his 42nd birthday, a man wanted for a crime he committed 15 years ago, surrendered to a police officer in a Washington, D.C. park Wednesday.

U.S. Park Police Officer Carlton Robinson told WRC-TV reporters it was the easiest arrest he ever made.

William Phillip Rohman approached him about 10:30 a.m., saying he needed police help. He added that he was wanted for armed robbery, and surrendered.

Rohman, who was featured twice on America’s Most Wanted, said he was tired of running.

He is accused of brandishing a semi-automatic pistol and robbing a 79-year-old man outside a bar in Missouri on May 10, 1997. The victim managed to get the license plate and police quickly tracked down Rohman’s car and arrested him, according to the report.

But after posting $50,000 bond, Rohman disappeared. Twice he's been on "America’s Most Wanted."

Rohman told the officer he had been in D.C. for about 20 minutes Wednesday before he decided to give himself up.

He was taken to D.C. jail, and booked.

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