Fitness Star Accused Of Robbery, Kidnapping


Police said a man accused in at least two armed robberies in Columbus could be connected to more crimes.

Miguel Neil was indicted on four counts of robbery and six counts of kidnapping for armed robberies at a Bureau of Motor Vehicles and Wendy’s restaurant.

Police said Neil robbed the BMV on Lazelle Road on Nov. 15. Police caught him after he ran into a dance studio filled with children, prompting a brief SWAT situation.

Police used a Taser to arrest him.

No children were injured in the incident.

Neil made a name for himself in the bodybuilding circuit in Columbus.

He took home top prizes in the Arnold Classic back in 2006.

Police are investigating if he is involved in other armed robberies.

Neil was being held at the Franklin County Jail.

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