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'Lazy Leprechaun' bank robber arrested

Officers say 35-year-old Eric B. Smotherman robbed the KeyBank in the 3800 block of NE Broadway Friday afternoon. He was arrested shortly after during a traffic stop, when police spotted a realistic-looking replica firearm in his car. (Multnomah County Jail)

Portland Police say they've arrested a serial bank robber dubbed "The Lazy Leprechaun."

Officers say 35-year-old Eric B. Smotherman robbed the KeyBank in the 3800 block of NE Broadway Friday afternoon. He was arrested shortly after during a traffic stop, when police spotted a realistic-looking replica firearm in his car.

He was placed on a US Marshal's hold at Multnomah County Jail.

More charges are likely for similar alleged crimes.

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