Lankford admitted to investigators that he had his right hand inside his pocket, appearing as if he had a weapon, even though he was unarmed. He got away with about $200.
According to the police report, Lankford said after the robbery he went to a gas station, then to KFC where he had the staff call police so he could turn himself in. The report said Lankford told officers he decided to rob the FedEx store because he needed money for court costs, and there would be fewer witnesses there.
Lankford has a criminal history that includes aggravated assault, terroristic threatening and domestic battery. He now faces charges of aggravated robbery and theft of property.