Stupid Criminal Brags of Bank Robbery on YouTube

Posted December 11, 2012 in Criminal Law by

Remember, wanna-be bank robbers: If you don’t want to get caught, don’t go bragging about your crime spree on the Internet.

Hannah Sabata, 19, recently (allegedly?) stole a car and robbed a bank in Nebraska. Maybe she could have gotten away with it, but she made police officers’ and prosecutors’ jobs a lot easier when she posted up a seven minute video to YouTube gloating about her exploits and showing off other things that she had stolen (including marijuana).

The video’s title is, helpfully, “Chick Bank robber.” In case there was any confusion, she labeled the video with the description, “I just stole a car and robbed a bank. Now I’m rich, I can pay off my college financial aid and tomorrow i’m going for a shopping spree. Bite me. I love GREENDAY!”

At one point, she starts dancing in her seat and fanning herself with a big wad of cash. Unfortunately for her, whatever money was left after her shopping spree would almost certainly have been confiscated as evidence, which means she’ll have to find another way to pay a defense attorney. Who will have to be extra creative to explain this video to a jury, should the case ever go to trial:



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