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Unemployed man requests jail time, robs bank
« on: October 12, 2006, 08:07:05 PM »
http://www.cnn.com/2006/LAW/10/12/robber.retirement.ap/index.html

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A man who couldn't find steady work came up with a plan to make it through the next few years until he could collect Social Security: He robbed a bank, then handed the money to a guard and waited for police.

Pretty pathetic of the guy... though it makes for a funny story.
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Re: Unemployed man requests jail time, robs bank
« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2006, 08:16:08 PM »
Sad and funny at the same time, now that is something rare...
I wander if he took into account that he'd probably get probated in a couple of months? Kinda messes with the whole financial plan.

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Re: Unemployed man requests jail time, robs bank
« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2006, 08:22:06 PM »
Sad and funny at the same time, now that is something rare...
I wander if he took into account that he'd probably get probated in a couple of months? Kinda messes with the whole financial plan.
Yeah, seriously. this guy's prostituting himself so he can get 3 meals a day. Then again... maybe it beats being a janitor?
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Re: Unemployed man requests jail time, robs bank
« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2006, 08:30:36 PM »
Wow, I had this exact idea when I was a kid, right down to the phony bank robbery just to get busted. It's even better if you've got a major illness, no health insurance, and you do it in a state with great prison healthcare. You can literally get the best treatment in the world for anything for free. =)


Uhh, not that I've put a lot of thought into this.


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Re: Unemployed man requests jail time, robs bank
« Reply #4 on: October 12, 2006, 08:31:20 PM »
Wow, this story made my day. Thanks for posting this Walter. The things people will do for three hots and a cot.

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« Reply #5 on: October 12, 2006, 09:11:34 PM »
I hope he has soap on a rope...

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Re: Unemployed man requests jail time, robs bank
« Reply #6 on: October 12, 2006, 09:14:31 PM »
To me the worst about this story is that I can definitely understand the guy's reasoning. And it says a lot about his conditions of life.

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« Reply #7 on: October 16, 2006, 05:45:40 PM »
Haha, I didn't think I would ever see anything like that outside of a mad cartoon, literally. There was a Ren and Stimpy Episode where almost the same thing happens; their house gets repossessed, so the spend the whole episode trying to get into prison by doing pretty much exactly what this old guy did among a few other things. What a guy.

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Re: Unemployed man requests jail time, robs bank
« Reply #8 on: October 26, 2006, 05:38:02 AM »
A sad situation, poor old guy.  But at least he'll be eating for a while and have somewhere to sleep. 

Am I the only one who thought he went in with a mask and actually robbed the place?  Funny that he got an envelope with some twenties, and then just gave it to the guard.
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