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Brent: Bank Robbery That Went Awry

Brent Andrews: I interviewed a bank robber once. Student Government Association president at his college. Honor student. Never did anything seriously wrong before. He didn’t know why he robbed the bank. He was just passing this country branch bank, and stopped in and robbed it. He didn’t even need the money, especially. Dye bags exploded in the money bags a couple of miles from the scene and his bank robbing days were soon over. He wished he hadn’t done it. I interviewed him by telephone, while he was in prison. They didn’t keep him long. He didn’t have a gun; he just pretended to have one - thus the shortish sentence. I’ve been searching that story for a takeaway lesson, ever since.

Question: Have you ever been robbed at gunpoint or knife point?

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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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