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Man Admits to Robbing Bank to Pay Court Fine
« on: April 13, 2011, 06:31:32 AM »
Source: AOL News

When Sean Collins wasn't sure how he'd come up with the cash to pay his court fine, he turned to a bank. The problem is, he didn't ask the bank for a loan. He robbed it, instead.

The Scottish man confessed to holding up a banking building in the city of Glasgow in the hopes of stealing enough cash to pay off the $3,200 fine he'd been ordered to give his victim after being convicted of assault in June.

Collins told a court today that his conviction had lost him his job and said he was struggling to pay his mortgage, according to STV News in Scotland. So on December 7, Collins entered a Glasgow banking society, similar to a bank, armed with a 12-inch knife and a can of tuna fish designed to look like a bomb.

Then, the 28-year-old man -- whose disguise that day included swimming goggles and a bright pink scarf -- approached a teller and demanded she give him money. When she asked him if he was "having a laugh," Collins threatened to detonate what employees thought was a bomb, according to BBC.

Collins, who pleaded guilty to assault and robbery charges at a court in Glasgow today, made off with £1400, or about $2,300. But it wasn't long before he was nabbed by police. A security camera at a nearby grocery store caught him changing his clothes after the robbery. Collins is expected to be sentenced next month.

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Re: Man Admits to Robbing Bank to Pay Court Fine
« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2011, 08:21:02 PM »
Not sure of how to respond.  :\

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Re: Man Admits to Robbing Bank to Pay Court Fine
« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2011, 08:43:45 PM »
Hahaha only in Great Britain would the teller reply with "Are you having a laugh?"

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Re: Man Admits to Robbing Bank to Pay Court Fine
« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2011, 08:46:34 PM »
Hahaha only in Great Britain would the teller reply with "Are you having a laugh?"



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Re: Man Admits to Robbing Bank to Pay Court Fine
« Reply #4 on: April 13, 2011, 08:49:20 PM »
Man Admits To Robbing Bank To Pay Off Bank Loan
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Re: Man Admits to Robbing Bank to Pay Court Fine
« Reply #5 on: April 13, 2011, 09:47:51 PM »
Stupid. Do banks track the serial numbers of the bills they have in the safe?
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Re: Man Admits to Robbing Bank to Pay Court Fine
« Reply #6 on: April 13, 2011, 10:33:17 PM »
Hahaha only in Great Britain would the teller reply with "Are you having a laugh?"



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