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Jolly suing Charleston for failed ID as "Limping Bandit"

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CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - The man Charleston police mistakenly identified as the "Limping Bandit" has turned the tables on the city.

Richard Jolly filed a suit Friday, naming the City of Charleston as a defendant for wrongfully imprisoning him for six months before the charges were dropped.

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Jolly was first identified as a suspect because of his height and build. He also wals with a limp.

The "Limping Bandit" has been accused of 23 different bank robberies across four states.

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